The Resource The Luzhin defense, by Vladimir Nabokov ; read by Mel Foster, (sound recording)

The Luzhin defense, by Vladimir Nabokov ; read by Mel Foster, (sound recording)

Label
The Luzhin defense
Title
The Luzhin defense
Statement of responsibility
by Vladimir Nabokov ; read by Mel Foster
Title variation
Defense : a novel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Luzhin Defense, is a chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen, an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates. He takes up chess as a refuge from the anxiety of his everyday life. His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster, but at a cost: in Luzhin's obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants reality. His own world falls apart during a crucial championship match, when the intricate defense he has devised withers under his opponent?s unexpected and unpredictable lines of assault
Member of
Summary
Luzhin's prodigious talent at chess earns him the title of grandmaster, but his passion soon leads to obsession, and his world falls apart during a championship match when his defense fades under his opponent's surprising strategy
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10099848
Cataloging source
VALP
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1899-1977
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Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
Dewey number
813
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Mel Foster
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1899-1977
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Foster, Mel
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True
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  • Chess
  • Russian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Luzhin defense, by Vladimir Nabokov ; read by Mel Foster, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • MP3 CD
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 ed.
Extent
1 sound disc (MP3 CD) (ca. 9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441872951
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781441872951
  • (OCoLC)726972009
System details
MP3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Luzhin defense, by Vladimir Nabokov ; read by Mel Foster, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • MP3 CD
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 ed.
Extent
1 sound disc (MP3 CD) (ca. 9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441872951
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781441872951
  • (OCoLC)726972009
System details
MP3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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