A Russian Beauty and Other Stories

A Russian Beauty and Other Stories
First ion
AuthorVladimir Nabokov
TranslatorDmitri Nabokov, Vladimir Nabokov; Simon Karlinsky
Publication date
LC ClassPZ3.N121 Ru PG3476.N3

A Russian Beauty and Other Stories is a collection of thirteen short stories by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov. The short stories in this collection were originally written in Russian between 1927 and 1940 under the pseudonym Vladimir Sirin.[1][2] Before being collated into short story collections, some were published by various European Russian émigré newspapers and magazines.[3]

This collection was published in English in 1973 by McGraw-Hill in New York, it was translated by Nabokov himself and his son Dmitri Nabokov as well as Simon Karlinsky who collaborated with the author to translate the first short story "A Russian Beauty".[4]

Stories included[]


  1. ^ Boyd, Brian (1993). Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691024707.
  2. ^ Blanche, H. Gelfant (2004). The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story. Columbia University Press. p. 400. ISBN 978-0231110990.
  3. ^ Alexandrov, Vladimir E. (1995). The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov. Routledge. ISBN 978-0815303541.
  4. ^ Nabokov, Vladimir (2012). Collected Stories. Penguin Classics. pp. 1058–1059, 1060. ISBN 978-0-141-19716-6.