The defense: a novel

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1st Vintage International ed.
Nabokov's third novel, The Luzhin Defense , is a chilling story of obsession and madness. As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive,nbsp;nbsp;distracted, withdrawn, sullen--an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates.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.nbsp;nbsp;His talent is prodigious and he rises to the rank of grandmaster--but at a cost:nbsp;nbsp;in Luzhin' s obsessive mind, the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality.nbsp;nbsp; His own world falls apart during a crucial championship match, when the intricate defense he has devised withersnbsp;nbsp;under his opponent's unexpected and unpredictabke lines of assault.
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