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Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

Author of Lolita

Includes the names: V.Nabokov, V Nabokov, Vl Nabokov, Nabokov V.V., ナボコフ, V.V. Nabokov, Nabokov-Sirine, Vladmir Nabakov, Vladmir Nabokov, Vladimir Naokov ... (see complete list), Vladimr Nabokov, Vladmir Nabokov, Vladimi Nabokov, Wladimir Nabokof, Vladimir Navokov, Vladimir Nobokov, Vladimir Nabolov, Wladimir Nabokov, Uladimir Nabokou, Vladimir Navokov, Vladimir Nabokov, vladimer nabokov, NABAKOV VLADIMIR, Vladimor Nabokov, Vladimir Nobakov, NAbokov Vlaximir, Nabokow Vladimir, Vladimir Nobokov, Vladimir Nabokow, VLADIMAR NABOKOV, Vladimir Nabokov, 'Vladimir Nabok', Vladimir Nabokov, Vladamir Nabokov, Vladamir Nabokov, Vlademir Nabokov, Valdimir Nabokov, Vladimir Nabokob, Vladamir Nabakov, Vladimer Nabokov, Vladimir Nabakov, Vladimir Nabokoff, Vladirmir Nabokov, Vladimiir Nabokov, Validimir Nabokov, Władimir Nabokov, Nabokov Valadimer, Vladimirh Nabokov, V.V. ナボコフ, Vladiimir Nabokov, Vlkadimir Nabokov, Набоков В., Vladimir) (Nabokov, В. Набоков, Vladímir Navòkov, Vladimir V. Nabokov, am Vladimir Nabokov, Vladimiras Nabokovas, В.В. Набоков, Vladimir Nabokov e.a., Набоков В.В., Vladimir Nabokov-Sirin, Vladimar Nabokov-Sirin, Nabokov-Sirine Vladimir, ולדימיר נבוקוב, Vladimir Nabokoff [Nabokov], VladimirVladimirovichNabokov, By (author) Vladimir Nabokov, ולדימיר נאבוקוב, ולדימיר נאבוקוב, Vladimir Vladimirovich Naokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, ウラジミール ナボコフ, ולאדימיר נאבוקוב, Vladiimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, Владимир Набоков, Владимир Набоков, В. Сирин (Набоков), ウラジーミル ナボコフ, Vladīmir Vladimirovich Nabokov, В.В. Набоков-Сирин, Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Nabokow, ウラジーミル・ナボコフ, ウラジミール・ナボコフ, ウラジミ-ル・ナボコフ, Vladimir Vladimir; Nabakov Nabokov, Vladˆimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, ウラジミール・V. ナボコフ, Набоков В. (Vladimir Nabokov), Michael Vladimir; Scammell Nabokov, tr., LOUIS BEGLEY (INTRODUCTION) VLADIMIR NABOKOV, Vladimir Nabokov; Introduction Richard Rorty, Vladimir Nobokov and edited by Fredson Bowers, Fredson (ed. Vladimir; Bowers Nabokov, & Intro.), В.) Владимир (Сирин Набоков, Наб Владимир Владимирович, Ecrivain Vladimir Nabokov, Union Soviétique, Eta, ולדימיר ולדימירוביץ נבוקוב, Владимир Владимирович Набо, ウラジーミル・ウラジーミロヴィチ・ナボコ

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Note that Nabokov/Sirin published two works called Соглядатай 'The spy': a novella first published in the émigré journal Sovremennye zapiski in 1930 and translated into English as The Eye, and a story collection including the novella published as a book in Paris in 1938. The latter has recently been republished by the Russian company Azbuka as Совершенство 'Perfection,' the name of one of the stories. If there are any LT copies of the 1938 collection, they should be combined with Совершенство [Sovershenstvo].

Lolita 26,822 copies, 470 reviews
Pale Fire 6,709 copies, 117 reviews
Pnin (Author) 3,509 copies, 62 reviews
Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle 3,413 copies, 59 reviews
Invitation to a Beheading 2,453 copies, 42 reviews
The Annotated Lolita 2,052 copies, 38 reviews
Laughter in the Dark (Author; Translator, some editions) 1,611 copies, 29 reviews
The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov 1,610 copies, 9 reviews
Despair 1,520 copies, 25 reviews
The Defense (Author) 1,461 copies, 28 reviews
Bend Sinister 1,455 copies, 21 reviews
King, Queen, Knave 1,290 copies, 16 reviews
Lectures on Literature 1,102 copies, 11 reviews
The Real Life of Sebastian Knight 1,098 copies, 14 reviews
The Gift 1,070 copies, 7 reviews
Glory 981 copies, 9 reviews
Mary 900 copies, 15 reviews
Transparent Things 815 copies, 13 reviews
The Eye 663 copies, 20 reviews
The Enchanter 628 copies, 13 reviews
Look at the Harlequins! 542 copies, 8 reviews
The Original of Laura 492 copies, 11 reviews
Lolita 456 copies, 4 reviews
Nabokov's Dozen (Author; Translator) 427 copies, 2 reviews
Strong Opinions 413 copies, 5 reviews
Nikolai Gogol 353 copies, 4 reviews
Lectures on Don Quixote 267 copies, 4 reviews
Lolita: A Screenplay 128 copies, 2 reviews
Cloud, Castle, Lake 122 copies, 1 review
Nabokov's Quartet 121 copies, 3 reviews
Verses and Versions (Editor) 115 copies
Letters to Véra 110 copies, 1 review
The Portable Nabokov 93 copies, 1 review
The Tragedy of Mister Morn 79 copies, 1 review
Lolita [1962 film] (Screenwriter) 78 copies, 4 reviews
Terra Incognita 55 copies, 1 review
Selected Poems 48 copies, 1 review
Vintage Nabokov 44 copies
Alphabet in Color 39 copies, 1 review
Collected Poems 35 copies, 1 review
Lance (Penguin Modern) 27 copies, 1 review
Ultima Thule 23 copies
Het scheermes 16 copies, 1 review
Verhalen. 2 14 copies
Mademoiselle O 14 copies
Стихотворения 13 copies, 1 review
Verhalen. 1 12 copies
Gedichten 10 copies
Nouvelles complètes 9 copies, 1 review
Poems 8 copies
Bruits 8 copies
Dostojevski 7 copies
Nine stories 7 copies
Lolita. 1 6 copies
Lolita. 2 6 copies
Eerste liefde 5 copies
Стихи 3 copies
Solgun Ates 2 copies
Пьесы 2 copies
Opowiadania 2 copies
Pisma k Vere 2 copies
Tamte brzegi 2 copies
Pesy 2 copies
Нежить: Рассказ 2 copies, 1 review
My English Education 2 copies, 1 review
A Poem 1 copy
Yunost 1 copy
Tamara 1 copy
Pnin's Day 1 copy
Exile 1 copy
Colette 1 copy
Het woord 1 copy
Povídky 1 copy
Splendor 1 copy
De haven 1 copy
Stikhi 1 copy
De autoweg 1 copy
Čarobnjak 1 copy
Oko 1 copy
Kerstmis 1 copy
De swaluw 1 copy
A Defesa 1 copy
Ochiul 1 copy
Izbrannoe 1 copy
Stories 1 copy
Vörnin 1 copy
Jeu de hasard 1 copy, 1 review
Théâtre 1 copy
Обида 1 copy
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Translator, some editions) 20,083 copies, 400 reviews
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Introduction, some editions) 13,464 copies, 262 reviews
Bleak House (Contributor, some editions) 11,193 copies, 216 reviews
Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse (Translator, some editions) 3,593 copies, 47 reviews
A Hero of Our Time (Translator, some editions) 3,049 copies, 46 reviews
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (Contributor) 1,322 copies, 9 reviews
The Best American Essays of the Century (Contributor) 629 copies, 4 reviews
The Lay of Igor's Campaign (Translator, some editions) 154 copies, 3 reviews
Poets of World War II (Contributor) 117 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (Contributor) 109 copies, 4 reviews
Bedtime Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (Contributor) 91 copies, 3 reviews
Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse, Vol. 2; Commentary and Index (Translator, some editions) 87 copies, 3 reviews
American Fantastic Tales (Contributor) 84 copies, 2 reviews
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (Contributor) 84 copies, 1 review
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (Contributor) 73 copies, 2 reviews
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (Contributor) 66 copies, 2 reviews
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (Contributor) 65 copies, 2 reviews
Great Spy Stories From Fiction (Contributor, some editions) 64 copies
The Seventh Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (Contributor) 27 copies, 1 review
Lolita [1997 film] (Original book) 22 copies, 2 reviews
Despair [1978 film] (Original book) 9 copies, 2 reviews
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Note that Nabokov/Sirin published two works called Соглядатай 'The spy': a novella first published in the émigré journal Sovremennye zapiski in 1930 and translated into English as The Eye, and a story collection including the novella published as a book in Paris in 1938. The latter has recently been republished by the Russian company Azbuka as Совершенство 'Perfection,' the name of one of the stories. If there are any LT copies of the 1938 collection, they should be combined with Совершенство [Sovershenstvo].

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