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Pale Fire: A Poem in Four Cantos by John Shade
By Jean Holabird (illustrator), Brian Boyd (editor), Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov and R. S. Gwynn (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gingko Pr Inc
Publication date September 20, 2011
Pages 88
Binding Paperback
Edition Box pap/bk
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781584234319
ISBN-10 1584234318
Dimensions 1.50 by 7.25 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.70 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Many think Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov's greatest novel. At its heart beats the 999-line poem, "Pale Fire," penned by the distinguished American poet John Shade. This first-ever facsimile edition of the poem shows it to be not just a fictional device but a masterpiece of American poetry, albeit by an invented persona -- "the greatest of invented poets," according to Nabokov's own accurate evaluation.

This attractive box contains two booklets, the poem "Pale Fire" in a handsome pocket edition and the book of essays by renowned Nabokov authority Brian Boyd and poet R.S. Gwynn, as well as facsimiles of the index cards that John Shade (like his maker, Nabokov) used for composing his poem, printed exactly as Vladimir Nabokov described them. Artist Jean Holabird, who conceived the project, illustrates key details of the poem's pattern and pathos.

40 Pages in Book 1 "Pale Fire," 48 Pages in Book 2 "Pale Fire" Reflections, 80 Index Cards

2 Paperback Books in a deluxe box

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With Brian Boyd (other contributor), Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, R. S. Gwynn (other contributor) | Box pap/bk edition from Gingko Pr Inc (September 20, 2011)
9781584234319 | details & prices | 88 pages | 7.25 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Many think Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov's greatest novel.

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