Nabokov, Vladimir: Invitation to a Beheading. First Edition/First Printing« back
This is a first edition and first printing of Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 1960.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Very Good condition with name and date to ffep and not price clipped.
Like Kafka's The Castle, Invitation to a Beheading embodies a vision of a bizarre and irrational world. In an unnamed dream country, the young man Cincinnatus C. is condemned to death by beheading for "gnostical turpitude", an imaginary crime that defies definition. Cincinnatus spends his last days in an absurd jail, where he is visited by chimerical jailers, an executioner who masquerades as a fellow prisoner, and by his in-laws, who lug their furniture with them into his cell.