Pale Fire

Pale Fire

Description

The American poet John Shade is dead; murdered. His last poem, Pale Fire, is put into a book, together with a preface, a lengthy commentary and notes by Shade's editor, Charles Kinbote. Known on campus as the 'Great Beaver', Kinbote is haughty, inquisitive, intolerant, but is he also mad, bad - and even dangerous? As his wildly eccentric annotations slide into the personal and the fantastical, Kinbote reveals perhaps more than he should.

Nabokov's darkly witty, richly inventive masterwork is a suspenseful whodunit, a story of one-upmanship and dubious penmanship, and a glorious literary conundrum.


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Details

Author(s)
Vladimir Nabokov, Mary McCarthy
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
140 x 198 x 20mm | 242g
Publication date
01 May 2010
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Repr.
ISBN10
0141185260
ISBN13
9780141185262
Bestsellers rank
5,745