The Defense by Vladimir Nabokov [1964 FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING]

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The Defense "aka The Luzhin Defense" by Vladimir Nabokov 


Very nice reading copy.  Cover shows wear and creasing.  Binding is tight and pages are clean and read nicely.

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 Luzhin, a distracted, withdrawn boy, takes up chess as a refuge from everyday life.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.