Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov [1963 FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING]

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Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov 


Vintage paperback in very good condition.  Nice tight copy with clean, square text block.  Cover shows tanning and has some mild edge wear and a light corner crease.  Reads good as new w/ some tanning. 

The American poet John Shade is dead. 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 be.

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