Ada or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov

Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1969. Ada began to materialize in 1959, when Nabokov was flirting with two projects, "The Texture of Time" and "Letters from Terra". In 1965, he began to see a link between the two ideas, finally composing a unified novel from February 1966 to October 1968. The published cumulation would become his longest work. Ada was initially given a mixed reception. But, writing in The New York Times Book Review, noted scholar Alfred Appel called it "a great work of art, a necessary book, radiant and rapturous" and said that it "provides further evidence that he is a peer of Kafka, Proust and Joyce".

The 608th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 69th on The 100 Best Books of World Literature (ABC.es)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
ADA or Ardor: A Family Chronicle Paperback 629643 $19.50 $13.68 2010
Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle Paperback 172571 $9.83 $2.19 1990
Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 123770 2011
Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle Hardcover 1478000 $55.00 $3.99
Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle Audio CD 2403938 $11.49 $11.54 2013
Ada Mass Market Paperback 4493409 $4.99
Ada, Or Ardor: A Family Chronicle Hardcover 1702133 $90.00 $0.25 1969
Ada or Ardor (The Penguin Vladimir Nabokov Hardback Collection) Hardcover 1773955 $99.99
Ada o el ardor (Compactos) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3185358 $18.50 $18.93 2006