Invitation To A Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov

"Invitation To A Beheading" is a surreal and philosophical novel that follows the life of Cincinnatus C., a man sentenced to death in a totalitarian society for his perceived crime of being different. As Cincinnatus awaits his execution, he navigates a bizarre and absurd world filled with strange characters, dreamlike sequences, and a constant questioning of reality. Through his introspective journey, the novel explores themes of identity, freedom, and the power of the individual against oppressive systems.

The 1754th greatest book of all time

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Total Points: 218

Since this book was first published in 1935, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 218.0.

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