First Edition of Vladimir Nabokov's The Enchanted

  • The Enchanter.

The Enchanter.

Item Number: 73097

London: Picador Books, 1987.

First edition of Nabokov’s long lost novel. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by F. Vallatton. Translated from the Russian by Dmitri Nabokov.

The Enchanter is a novella written by Vladimir Nabokov in Paris in 1939. As Волшебник (Volshebnik) it was his last work of fiction written in Russian. Nabokov never published it during his lifetime. After his death, his son Dmitri translated the novella into English in 1986 and it was published the following year. Its original Russian version became available in 1991. The story deals with the hebephilia of the protagonist and thus is linked to and presages the Lolita theme.