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By Vladimir Nabokov

Glory is the wryly ironic tale of Martin Edelweiss, a twenty-two-year-old Russian émigré of no account, who's in love with a lady who refuses to marry him.  Convinced that his existence is ready to be wasted and hoping to provoke his love, he embarks on a "perilous, daredevil project"--an unlawful try and re-enter the Soviet Union, from which he and his mom had fled in 1919.  He succeeds--but at a negative rate.

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The full quiet, residential highway consisted of such slender homes, indistinguishable from one another, with the same, vertical configuration of rooms inside of. a touch of colour was once contributed by way of a plump purple letter-pillar on the nook. at the back of the suitable row of homes have been gardens the place rhododendrons bloomed in the summertime, and in the back of the left row a small park containing tall elms and a grass tennis courtroom was once transforming into yellow and naked of leaves. Zilanov’s elder daughter Nelly had lately married a Russian military officer who had arrived in England after captivity in Germany. Sonia, the more youthful daughter, used to be approximately to complete a London preparatory college to which she had transferred from the Stoyunin health club in St. Petersburg. there has been additionally Mrs. Zilanov’s sister Elena and her daughter Irina, a terrible hideous half-witted creature. The week he spent in that residence, whereas being used to England, appeared particularly tiresome to him. the full livelong day he used to be between strangers, and will now not take one step on my own. Sonia needled him, making enjoyable of his wardrobe—shirts with starched cuffs and stiffish fronts, his favourite bright-purple socks, his orange-yellow knobby-capped footwear, received in Athens. “These are American,” acknowledged Martin with a studied calm. “The americans lead them to specifically to promote to Negroes and Russians,” glibly responded Sonia. additionally, it grew to become out that Martin had no longer introduced a dressing costume with him, and whilst, within the mornings, he could visit the rest room proudly wrapped in his bedclothes, Sonia could say that this reminded her of her cousins and their friends on the Lyceum college who, while vacationing the Zilanovs’ nation condo, slept bare, walked round within the morning draped in bedsheets, and relieved themselves within the backyard. in spite of everything Martin made such a lot of purchases in London that ten kilos was once no longer adequate, and he needed to write to his uncle, which was once fairly disagreeable as a result hazy causes necessitated via the disappearance of the opposite ten kilos. definite, it used to be a difficult, unlucky week. Even his English accessory, on which Martin quietly prided himself, proved to be an party for derisive corrections on Sonia’s half. therefore Martin really all at once chanced on himself categorized as ignorant, adolescent, and a mamma’s boy. He felt this used to be unfair, that he had had infinitely extra studies and adventures than a sixteen-year-old maiden. It used to be as a result with a definite malicious glee that he drubbed a few younger males of hers at tennis, and on his final evening had an opportunity to teach he might dance an impeccable two-step (which he had discovered again in Mediterranean days) to Hawaiian wails from the phonograph. At Cambridge he felt nonetheless extra international. Upon speaking to his English fellow scholars he famous with ask yourself his unmistakably Russian essence. From his semi-English adolescence he retained in basic terms things like have been relegated through local Englishmen of his age, who had learn a similar books as little ones, into the dimness of the previous competently distributed to nursery issues, whereas Martin’s existence at a definite element had made an abrupt flip and brought a special path, and for this very cause his adolescence atmosphere and conduct had assumed a definite fairy-tale taste, and a booklet he were keen on in these days used to be now extra captivating and shiny in his reminiscence than a similar publication within the reminiscence of his English coevals.

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