"A charming record of the personality of a vanished race and a vanished day"(Eudora Welty): First edition of Nabokov's memoir of his early life
Item Number: 89037
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1951.
First edition of Vladimir Nabokov’s brilliantly written memoir of his youth. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips to the crown and foot of the spine.
In this memoir of his youth, Nabokov masterfully recounts the story of his opulent childhood in Czarist Russia including his escape abroad when Bolshevism enslaved the country, his college years in England, and his life on the Continent in the early twenties and thirties. In spite of the exotic nature of many of its scenes, the book is always close to the experience of any intelligent and sensitive person.