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The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

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"Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically." — John Updike

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is a perversely magical literary detective story — subtle, intricate, leading to a tantalizing climax — about the mysterious life of a famous writer. Many people knew things about Sebastian Knight as a distinguished novelist, but probably fewer than a dozen knew of the two love affairs that so profoundly influenced his career, the second one in such a disastrous way. After Knight's death, his half brother sets out to penetrate the enigma of his life, starting with a few scanty clues in the novelist's private papers. His search proves to be a story as intriguing as any of his subject's own novels, as baffling, and, in the end, as uniquely rewarding.

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The real Life of Sebastian Knight is a perversely magical literary detective story--subtle, intricate, leading to a tantalizing climax--about the mysterious life of a famous writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679727262
Author:
Nabokov, Vladimir
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Novelists
Subject:
Novelists -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Knight, Sebastian (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Knight, Sebastian
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
143
Publication Date:
19920231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.04x5.27x.61 in. .47 lbs.

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