The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

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The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov
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First edition
Author Vladimir Nabokov
Translator Dmitri Nabokov et al.
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Publication date
24 October 1995
Media type Print
Pages 659
ISBN 9780394586151
OCLC 32780442
813.54—dc20 95-23466
LC Class PS3527.A15A6 1995

The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov (in some British editions, The Collected Stories) is a posthumous collection of every known short story that Vladimir Nabokov ever wrote, with the exception of "The Enchanter". The thirteen stories not previously published in English are translated by the author's son, Dmitri Nabokov. The collection was first published in America by Alfred A. Knopf in 1995.

The collection includes 65 stories (including one that was long considered lost, but discovered shortly before the latest edition of the volume).

List of stories[edit]

Originally written in Russian (1924–39)[edit]

  1. "The Wood-Sprite" (1921)
  2. "Russian Spoken Here" (1923)
  3. "Sounds" (1923)
  4. "Wingstroke"
  5. "Gods"
  6. "A Matter of Chance" (1924)
  7. "The Seaport" (1924)
  8. "Revenge" (1924)
  9. "Beneficence" (1924)
  10. "Details of a Sunset" (1924)
  11. "The Thunderstorm" (1924)
  12. "La Veneziana" (1924)
    The subject of Sebastiano del Piombo's Dorotea (1513) is the "Venetian" of Nabokov's "La Veneziana".

    The Kaiser-Friedrich Museum of Berlin houses the painting.
  13. "Bachmann" (1924)
  14. "The Dragon"
  15. "Christmas"
  16. "A Letter That Never Reached Russia"
  17. "The Fight"
  18. "The Return of Chorb" (1925)
  19. "A Guide to Berlin"
  20. "A Nursery Tale"
  21. "Terror"
  22. "Razor"
  23. "The Passenger"
  24. "The Doorbell"
  25. "An Affair of Honor"
  26. "The Christmas Story"
  27. "The Potato Elf"
  28. "The Aurelian" (1930)
  29. "A Dashing Fellow"
  30. "A Bad Day"
  31. "The Visit to the Museum" (Russian: Посещение музея)
  32. "A Busy Man"
  33. "Terra Incognita"
  34. "The Reunion"
  35. "Lips to Lips" (ca. 1931)
  36. "Orache"
  37. "Music"
  38. "Perfection"
  39. "The Admiralty Spire"
  40. "The Leonardo" (1933)
  41. "In Memory of L. I. Shigaev"
  42. "The Circle"
  43. "A Russian Beauty"
  44. "Breaking the News"
  45. "Torpid Smoke"
  46. "Recruiting"
  47. "A Slice of Life"
  48. "Spring in Fialta" (Russian: Весна в Фиальте) (1936)
  49. "Cloud, Castle, Lake" (Russian: Облако, озеро, башня)
  50. "Tyrants Destroyed"
  51. "Lik"
  52. "Vasiliy Shishkov"
  53. "Ultima Thule"
  54. "Solus Rex"

Originally written in French (1936)[edit]

  1. "Mademoiselle O" (1936)

Originally written in English (1940–59)[edit]

  1. "The Assistant Producer"
  2. "That in Aleppo Once…"
  3. "A Forgotten Poet"
  4. "Time and Ebb"
  5. "Conversation Piece, 1945"
  6. "Signs and Symbols" (1946)
  7. "First Love"
  8. "Scenes from the Life of a Double Monster"
  9. "The Vane Sisters" (1951)
  10. "Lance"

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