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Pale Fire (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback – 31 Aug 2000

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; New Ed edition (31 Aug. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780141185262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141185262
  • ASIN: 0141185260
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This centaur work, half-poem, half-prose . . . is a creation of perfect beauty, symmetry, strangeness, originality and moral truth. Pretending to be a curio, it cannot disguise the fact that it is one of the great works of art of this century (Mary McCarthy)

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A novel constructed around the last great poem of a fictional American poet, John Shade, and an account of his death. The poem appears in full and the narrative develops through the lengthy, and increasingly eccentric, notes by his posthumous editor.

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