Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication Date: 1969
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition
ix, 589 printed pages. 14.5 x 22.5 cm. Original red cloth. Complete with original red lettered, green dust jacket, unclipped, minor wear to edges.
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.