Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov

Pnin (Russian pronunciation: [pnʲin]) is Vladimir Nabokov's 13th novel and his fourth written in English; it was published in 1957. The success of Pnin in the United States launched Nabokov's career into literary prominence. Its eponymous protagonist, Timofey Pavlovich Pnin, is a Russian-born assistant professor in his 50s living in the United States, whose character is believed to be based partially on the life of both Nabokov's colleague Marc Szeftel as well as on Nabokov himself. Exiled by the Russian Revolution and what he calls the "Hitler war", Pnin teaches Russian at the fictional Waindell College, loosely inspired by Cornell University and Wellesley College—places where Nabokov himself taught.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Pnin (Twentieth Century Classics) Paperback 3411265 $29.50 1991
Phantom of Fact: A Guide to Nabokov's Pnin Hardcover 4101852 $500.00 1989
Pnin (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 108531 2011
Pnin (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) Hardcover 697753 $10.49 $5.16 2004
Pnin Audio CD 1721522 $16.07 $26.76 2010
Pnin (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 3606171 $6.00 $1.78 2010
Pnin Mass Market Paperback 9021816 $33.71
Pnin (German edition) Audible Audiobook 205942 $14.95 2014
PNIN Unknown Binding 11974608 $75.00 1957
Pnin (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) by Nabokov, Vladimir (April 6, 2004) Hardcover Hardcover 10051842 $894.90
Pnin (German Edition) Kindle Edition 1179359 $11.99 2017
Pnin Hardcover 3912117 $14.97 2012
Pnin (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics) Hardcover 4554152 $3.99 $4.49
Pnin. Paperback 8336992 $9.99 $3.86 1999
Pnin Hardcover 4804879 $9.95
Pnin (Compactos) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 8742738 $9.56 $10.58 2020
Pnin Paperback 45362 $8.77 $2.00 1989
Pnin Paperback 5573780 $7.95
Pnin (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) Paperback 6428300 $28.26 1997