Vladimir Nabokov
Knopf, New York, 1992; originally published 1962, English
ISBN: 9780679410775

The story begins with a 999-line poem narrated by John Shade as an account of his life. But when Shade is mysteriously murdered, a new narrative starts, written by Shade’s friend Charles Kinbote who takes it upon himself to get the piece published.

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Michael Bierut

The most elegantly structured, perfectly resolved book ever written. Endlessly mystifying.

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