The Luzhin Defense

The Luzhin Defense

ISBN: 0679727221

ISBN 13: 9780679727224

Publication Date: August 11, 1990

Publisher: Vintage

Pages: 256

Format: Paperback

Authors: Vladimir Nabokov, Michael Scammell

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A chilling story of obsession and madness. Luzhin, a distracted, withdrawn boy, takes up chess as a refuge from everyday life. As he rises to grandmaster, the game of chess gradually supplants the world of reality as he moves inexorably towards madness.

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