Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Laughter in the Dark
  • Written by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780679724506
  • Our Price: $15.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Laughter in the Dark

Buy now from Random House

  • Laughter in the Dark
  • Written by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307787675
  • Our Price: $11.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Laughter in the Dark

Laughter in the Dark

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Written by Vladimir NabokovAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Vladimir Nabokov

eBook

List Price: $11.99

eBook

On Sale: February 16, 2011
Pages: 304 | ISBN: 978-0-307-78767-5
Published by : Vintage Knopf
Laughter in the Dark Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Laughter in the Dark
  • Email this page - Laughter in the Dark
  • Print this page - Laughter in the Dark
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE PRAISE
Categories for this book
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
fiction (133) novel (46) russian (17) nabokov (16) literature (16)
» see more tags
Synopsis
> Vladimir Nabokov Feature
Related Links

Synopsis

Albinus, a respectable, middle-aged man and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his wife for a lover half his age: Margot, who wants to become a movie star herself. When Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American movie producer, disaster ensues. What emerges is an elegantly sardonic and irresistibly ironic novel of desire, deceit, and deception, a curious romance set in the film world of Berlin in the 1930s.
Vladimir Nabokov

About Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov - Laughter in the Dark

Photo © Jerry Bauer

VLADIMIR NABOKOV studied French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, then lived in Berlin and Paris, writing prolifically in Russian under the pseudonym Sirin. In 1940, he left France for the United States, where he wrote some of his greatest works—Bend Sinister (1947), Lolita (1955), Pnin (1957), and Pale Fire (1962)—and translated his earlier Russian novels into English. He taught at Wellesley, Harvard, and Cornell. He died in Montreux, Switzerland, in 1977.
 
Thomas Karshan is the author of Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Play and co- translator of Nabokov’s The Tragedy of Mister Morn. Previously a research fellow at Christ Church, Oxford, and Queen Mary, University of London, he is now a lecturer in literature at the University of East Anglia. He lives in London and Norwich.

Praise

Praise

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

  • Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov
  • December 17, 1989
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Vintage
  • $15.00
  • 9780679724506

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: