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Bend Sinister

By: Vladimir Nabokov
Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
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Publisher's summary

The first novel Nabokov wrote while living in America, and the most overtly political novel he ever wrote, Bend Sinister is a modern classic. While it is filled with veiled puns and characteristically delightful wordplay, it is, first and foremost, a haunting and compelling narrative about a civilized man caught in the tyranny of a police state.

Professor Adam Krug, the country's foremost philosopher, offers the only hope of resistance to Paduk, dictator and leader of the Party of the Average Man. In a folly of bureaucratic bungling and ineptitude, the government attempts to co-opt Krug's support in order to validate the new regime.

©1947 Vladimir Nabokov (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Moving and powerful... Nabokov writes with urbanity, humor and high drama." (The New York Times)