First British Edition of Vladmir Nabokov's Ada
Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle.
Item Number: 74011
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1969.
First British edition of what many consider to be Nabokov’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
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. Scholar Alfred Appel writing in The New York Times Book Review called it "a great work of art, a necessary book, radiant and rapturous" and said that it "provides further evidence that he is a peer of Kafka, Proust and Joyce."