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The Original of Laura (Dying Is Fun) A Novel in Fragments

Written by Vladimir Nabokov, Dmitri Nabokov

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

The Original of Laura (Dying Is Fun) A Novel in Fragments Synopsis

The Original of Laura is Vladimir Nabokov's final, incredible unfinished novel in fragments. Dr Philip Wild, a man of brilliance, wit, fortune and tremendous bulk, is used to suffering humiliations at the hands of his wife, the younger, slender, and rudely promiscuous Flora. But in a novel, a 'maddening masterpiece' documenting her infidelities, written by one of her lovers and given to the doctor, she appears as My Laura. Dishonoured, Wild still finds pleasure in life, by indulging in self-annihilation, beginning with the removal of his toes.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141191164
Publication date: 4th December 2012
Author: Vladimir Nabokov, Dmitri Nabokov
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages

About Vladimir Nabokov, Dmitri Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) was born in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian emigre writers. Dmitri Nabokov was Vladimir Nabokov's son.

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