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By Vladimir Nabokov, John Banville (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780811216746
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - September 17th, 2006

No author abuses his hapless protagonist with the hysterical cruelty that Nabokov applies to this unlucky anti-hero. While clearly a first attempt at ideas that would eventually become his masterpiece Lolita, this novel is much more of a mean-spirited morality tale than its eventual successor. The disaster that befalls the main character of this novel is one you can't take your eyes off of, nor wipe the smile from your face as you witness his decent.