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Bend Sinister

Authors: Nabokov, Vladimir
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC025000, FIC055000
ISBN: 9780307787880, Related ISBNs: 0307787885, 0679727272, 9780307787880, 9780679727279
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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. It is first and foremost a compelling narrative about a civilized man and his child caught up 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.
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