Book Of Happiness by Nina BerberovaBook Of Happiness by Nina Berberova

Book Of Happiness

byNina BerberovaTranslated byMarian Schwartz

Paperback | June 4, 2002

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.99

Earn 95 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

HURRY, ONLY 4 LEFT!
Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

The Book of Happiness is one of the outstanding novels the great Russian writer Nina Berberova wrote during the years she lived in Paris, and the most autobiographical.

Such a character is Vera, the protagonist of The Book of Happiness. At the novel's opening, Vera is summoned to the scene of a suicide, that of her childhood companion, Sam Adler, whose family left Russia in the early days of the revolution and whom Vera has not seen in many years. His death reduces Vera to a flood of tears and memories of the times before Sam's departure, and thoughts about how her life has gone since -- her move to Paris where she lives tied to a brilliant but demanding invalid husband. Berberova spins the story with a wonderful unsentimental poignancy, making it a beautiful testament to the indestructability of happiness.

Born in 1901 in pre-Revolutionary St. Petersburg, Russia, Nina Berberova emigrated in 1922, living in several European countries before settling in the United States. She wrote frequently for the leading journals and anthologies of the first wave of the Russian emigration. The Italics Are Mine (1969), her autobiography, is an important...
Loading
Title:Book Of HappinessFormat:PaperbackPublished:June 4, 2002Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811215032

ISBN - 13:9780811215039

Reviews