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Mary, p. 67: “Straight out of the bright country house, he would plunge into the black, bubbling darkness”

November 29, 2009

Thus commences one of the most evocative, and erotic  passages in early Nabokov:  Ganin’s description of his bike rides in the rain from his boyhood estate to the “mansion” in which Mary lives, and their covert meetings on a dark porch.

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