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Author Nabokov, Vladimir.

Title The luzhin defense / Vladimir Nabokov.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.


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Series Vintage International.
Summary Nabokov's third novel, The Defense, is a chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life. His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster--but at a cost: in Luzhin' s obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality. His own world falls apart during a crucial championship match, when the intricate defense he has devised withers under his opponent's unexpected and unpredictabke lines of assault.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2033 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Fiction.
Classic Literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Original 9780679727224
ISBN 9780307787552 electronic bk
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