Ada, or Ardor
Ada, or Ardor
A Family Chronicle

Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov's greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist. It tells a love story troubled by incest. But more: it is also at once a fairy tale, epic, philosophical treatise on the nature of time, parody of the history of the novel, and erotic catalogue. Ada, or Ardor is no less than the supreme work of an imagination at white heat.

This is the first American edition to include the extensive and ingeniously sardonic appendix by the author, written under the anagrammatic pseudonym Vivian Darkbloom.

Title Ada, or Ardor
Subtitle A Family Chronicle
Author Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 19 February 1990
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 624 p.
ISBN-10 0679725229
ISBN-13 9780679725220
Publication Date 19 February 1990
Main content page count 624
Weight 16 oz.

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