• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1972

£30.00

The darkly comic Transparent Things, one of Nabokov's final books, traces the bleak life of Hugh Person through murder, madness, prison and trips to Switzerland. One of these was the last journey his father ever took; on another, having been sent to ingratiate himself with a distinguished novelist, he met his future wife. Nabokov's brilliant short novel sinks into the transparent things of the world that surround this one Person, to the silent histories they carry.


Remarkable even in Nabokov's work for its depth and lyricism, Transparent Things is a small, experimental marvel of memories and dreams, both sentimental and malign.

Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition, in a fair price-clipped dust jacket. Tears to covers and spine, some creasing to flaps and general shelf wear.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

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Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition, in a fair price-clipped dust jacket. Tears to covers and spine, some creasing to flaps and general shelf wear.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.


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