Laughter in the Dark
Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1938.
Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1938. First edition. A Near Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket. Book with the spine a bit rolled and a discreet previous owner's name on the half-title. Jacket with just a bit of wear at the extremities, but generally in excellent condition.
Nabokov’s novel about passion, betrayal, and ambition predated his infamous Lolita by 23 years. Laughter in the Dark allowed the author to develop themes connected to a middle-aged man’s passion for a younger woman, and to explore how a parasitic relationship based on lust could lead to mutual downfall. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4180)