Rare older paperback copy of this Nabokov classic.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Nabokov's third novel, The Luzhin Defense, is a chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life. His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster--but at a cost: in Luzhin' s obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality. His own world falls apart during a crucial championship match, when the intricate defense he has devised withers under his opponent's unexpected and unpredictabke lines of assault.
Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: Popular Library (June 1, 1964)
Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
Worn in paperback from the 60s – the book holds up but does have wear. A well read copy, I would give it a C–
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