First Edition of Vladimir Nabokov's Glory
Item Number: 2170
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the crown of the spine. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov.
Glory is the wryly ironic story of Martin Edelweiss, a twenty-two-year-old Russian émigré of no account, who is in love with a girl who refuses to marry him. Convinced that his life is about to be wasted and hoping to impress his love, he embarks on a "perilous, daredevil project"--an illegal attempt to re-enter the Soviet Union, from which he and his mother had fled in 1919. He succeeds--but at a terrible cost.