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 As a young boy, Luzhin was unattractive, distracted, withdrawn, sullen - an enigma to his parents and an object of ridicule to his classmates.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

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