Laughter In The Dark by Vladimir NabokovLaughter In The Dark by Vladimir Nabokov

Laughter In The Dark

byVladimir Nabokov

Paperback | February 28, 2017

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'Berlin-west, a morning in May.' An aspiring young Berlin actress turns the tables on her lustful middle-aged admirer, in Nabokov's deadpan, deliciously cruel story of hopeless infatuation and horribly inventive revenge.
Vladimir Nabokov was born in 1899 in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously, Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language ...
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Title:Laughter In The DarkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.1 × 4.4 × 0.47 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241261244

ISBN - 13:9780241261248

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clever, dark, and amusing “Once upon a time there lived in Berlin, Germany, a man called Albinus. He was rich, respectable, happy; one day he abandoned his wife for the sake of a youthful mistress; he loved; was not loved; and his life ended in disaster.” So Nabokov begins his clever tale, which is all about the details of the demise. Reading Albinus’ undoing is like watching a stylish, old film.
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Darkness and humour blended perfectly with scandal Nabokov's fumbling adulterer is a wonderful foil for his young, spritely mistress. She plays him for a fool on any number of occasions, takes his love, his money and ultimately his entire life from him, and he only becomes more intensely engrossed in having her love him. Sexually exciting at the oddest, most horrifying turns, this book doesn't forget the amusement of the situation. His ridiculous choices paired with the moxy of an uneducated young woman toying with his mind provides more laughs than expected.
Date published: 2006-06-01

Editorial Reviews

"Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written that is, a ecstatically." -- John Updike