"A spark of bengal light, crackling and quivering, sped into the distance like a blue star": First edition of Nabokov's Details of a Sunset a Sunset and other stories

  • Details of a Sunset and Other Stories.

Details of a Sunset and Other Stories.

Item Number: 89080

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976.

First British edition of this collection of thirteen stories. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the Russian by Dmitri Nabokov in collaboration with the author.

Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov wrote his first nine novels in Russian, but he achieved international prominence after he began writing English prose. His best known work, Lolita, published in English in 1955 was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels. Details of a Sunset and Other Stories includes The Passenger, The Doorbell, The Thunderstorm, A Slice of Life, and A Busy Man.