Mary

Vladimir Nabokov

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Penguin Books Ltd
5 November 2009
ISBN: 9780141191478
Paperback

From the publisher

'Nabokov can move you to laughter in the way that masters can - to laughter that is near to tears' Guardian

Lev Ganin is a young officer sharing a boarding house in Berlin with a host of Russian emigres. Alone in his room, he dreams of his first love, Mary. Awash with memories of youth and idyllic scenes of pre-Revolution Russia, Ganin becomes convinced that Mary is in fact the wife of a fellow-boarder, due to arrive at this very house soon. He longs for her arrival, when he can whisk her away and leave everything behind ...