The Luzhin Defense

Product Number: EB00171571
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307787552
Publisher: Vintage
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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 As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen-an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates.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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
Original Publish Date: Feb 16, 2011

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Author(s): Vladimir Nabokov
Narrator(s): Mel Foster
Product Number BN8687
Released: Dec 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781480543096

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