The Defense by Vladimir Nabokov [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1964
The Defense by Vladimir Nabokov
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  G.P. PUTNAM'S SONS
Hardcover sans dust jacket. Book itself is in beautiful condition. Some light shelf wear to cover and very subtle tanning to pages, mostly to outer edges.
A chilling story of obsession and madness. Luzhin, a distracted, withdrawn boy, takes up chess as a refuge from everyday life. As he rises to the heights of grandmaster, the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality as he moves inexorably towards madness.