Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov

The novel is about a Russian émigré, Timofey Pnin, who is a professor at an American college. Pnin struggles with the complexities of life, language, and American culture, while dealing with the traumas of his past in Russia. The book is a series of loosely connected episodes, filled with humor, pathos, and Pnin's endearing confusion. His struggles and triumphs in academia and his search for a home and identity form the crux of the story.

The 1171st greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 330

Since this book was first published in 1957, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 330.0.

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