Vladimir Nabokov. Glory (Подвиг). Written and published in 1932 and translated by Nabokov's son, Dmitri, in 1972. It was his fifth Russian-language novel but his last to be translated into English. Somewhat autobiographical, the novel's Swiss-Russian hero, Martin Edelweiss, shares a number of Nabokov's experiences: goal-tending at Cambridge University, Cambridge fireplaces, English morning weather, a passion for rail travel. The story of an émigré family's escape from Russia, a young man's education in England, and his (perhaps) disastrous return to the nation of his birth (the "feat" of the novel's Russian title).
NY: McGraw-Hill, 1971. Book Club (BCE/BOMC) from publisher's trade edition. About fine hardcover in very good dustjacket now in a protective clear Mylar jacket cover. Mild wear at the spine. EX reading copy.