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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date August 1, 1990
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679727224
ISBN-10 0679727221
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive,  distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates.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.

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