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The American poet John Shade is dead; murdered. His last poem, Pale Fire, is put into a book, together with a preface, a lengthy commentary and notes by Shade's editor, Charles Kinbote. Known on campus as the 'Great Beaver', Kinbote is haughty, inquisitive, intolerant, but is he also mad, bad - and even dangerous? As his wildly eccentric annotations slide into the personal and the fantastical, Kinbote reveals perhaps more than he should. Nabokov's darkly witty, richly inventive masterwork is a suspenseful whodunit, a story of one-upmanship and dubious penmanship, and a glorious literary conundrum.

Fiction & Poetry >> Classic fiction pre 1945Fiction & Poetry >> Modern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 31/08/2000 ISBN-13: 9780141185262  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Everyone has their own feeling about the best novel of the 20th century. For me, this is the one.

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