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Condition: Very Good – Some wear on the Dust Cover – 1971 edition

Glory is the wryly ironic story of Martin Edelweiss, a twenty-two-year-old Russian émigré of no account, who is in love with a girl who refuses to marry him."The themes we associate with Nabokov — the romance of emigres, sexual frustration, the nostalgia of youth — shine again, sorrowfully or blithely, but always adding an illuminating dimension to what went before or what comes after." –Kirkus Reviews

Convinced that his life is about to be wasted and hoping to impress his love, Martin embarks on a "perilous, daredevil project"–an illegal attempt to re-enter the Soviet Union, from which he and his mother had fled in 1919. He succeeds–but at a terrible cost.