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Invitation to a beheading

Vladimir Nabokov

Invitation to a beheading

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Translation of: Priglashenie na kazngas.

StatementVladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov ; tranlsated by Dimitri Nabokov in collaboration with the author.
SeriesVintage international
The Physical Object
Pagination223 p. ;
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21151414M
ISBN 100679725318


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