Pale Fire
Pale Fire
Pale Fire


Pale Fire

NABOKOV, Vladimir

Regular price $300.00 Sale

This postmodern novel is presented as a 999-line poem titled "Pale Fire," written by a fictional dead American poet named John Shade, with a foreword, lengthy commentary and index written by Shade's neighbor and academic colleague, Charles Kinbote. The result is a masterpiece that imprisons us inside the mazelike head of a madman and one of the few novels that contains its own built-in commentary. Only Nabokov could create it.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
  • Edition: First U. S. edition
  • Date Published: 1962
  • Place Published: New York
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: Good +
  • Details:
    315 p. 22 cm. Black cloth in mylar-covered dustjacket. Top edge pink. Front flap price clipped. Some discolouration and soiling to white jacket. A little dust on lower edge of text block. Former owner's colourful bookplate on front pastedown.

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