Vladimir Nabokov bibliography

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This is a list of works by writer Vladimir Nabokov.


Novels and novellas[edit]

Samizdat copies of Nabokov's works on display at Nabokov House

Novels and novellas written in Russian[edit]

  • (1926) Mashen'ka (Машенька); English translation: Mary (1970)
  • (1928) Korol', dama, valet (Король, дама, валет); English translation: King, Queen, Knave (1968)
  • (1930) Zashchita Luzhina (Защита Лужина); English translation: The Luzhin Defense or The Defense (1964) (also adapted to film, The Luzhin Defence, in 2000)
  • (1930) Sogliadatay (Соглядатай (The Voyeur)), novella; first publication as a book 1938; English translation: The Eye (1965)
  • (1932) Podvig (Подвиг (Deed)); English translation: Glory (1971)
  • (1933) Kamera Obskura (Камера Обскура); English translations: Camera Obscura (1936), Laughter in the Dark (1938)
  • (1934) Otchayanie (Отчаяние); English translation: Despair (1937, 1965)
  • (1936) Priglashenie na kazn' (Приглашение на казнь (Invitation to an execution)); English translation: Invitation to a Beheading (1959)
  • (1938) Dar (Дар); English translation: The Gift (1963)
  • (Unpublished novella, written in 1939) Volshebnik (Волшебник); English translation: The Enchanter (1985)

Novels written in English[edit]

Short story collections[edit]

Uncollected short stories[edit]

  • (c. 1921)[2] "Natasha". The New Yorker, June 9 & 16, 2008[3]
  • (1923-01-07)[4] "The Word". The New Yorker, December 26, 2005[5]
  • (1926, Summer) "The Man Stopped". Harper's Magazine, March 1, 2015[6]
  • (1948) "Colette". The New Yorker, July 31, 1948[7]



  • (1916) Stikhi ("Poems"). Sixty-eight poems in Russian.
  • (1918) Al'manakh: Dva Puti (An Almanac: Two Paths"). Twelve poems by Nabokov and eight by Andrei Balashov, in Russian.
  • (1922) Grozd ("The Cluster"). Thirty-six poems in Russian, by "V. Sirin".
  • (1923) Gornii Put' ("The Empyrean Path"). One hundred and twenty-eight poems in Russian, by "Vl. Sirin".
  • (1929) Vozvrashchenie Chorba ("The Return of Chorb"). Fifteen short stories and twenty-four poems, in Russian, by "V. Sirin".
  • (1952) Stikhotvoreniia 1929–1951 ("Poems 1929–1951") Fifteen poems in Russian.
  • (1959) Poems. The contents were later incorporated within Poems and Problems.
  • (1969) Poems and Problems (a collection of poetry and chess problems). The contents were later incorporated within Selected Poems.
  • (1979) Stikhi ("Poems"). Two hundred and twenty-two poems in Russian.
  • (2012) Selected Poems


From French into Russian[edit]

From English into Russian[edit]

From Russian into English[edit]



  • (1944) Nikolai Gogol
  • (1963) Notes on Prosody (Later appeared within Eugene Onegin.)
  • (1980) Lectures on Literature
  • (1980) Lectures on Ulysses. Facsimiles of Nabokov's notes.
  • (1981) Lectures on Russian Literature
  • (1983) Lectures on Don Quixote

Autobiographical and other[edit]

  • (1949) "Curtain-Raiser". The New Yorker 24/45 (1 January 1949): 18-21.
  • (1951) Conclusive Evidence: A Memoir - first version of Nabokov's autobiography. (British edition titled Speak, Memory: A Memoir)
  • (1954) Drugie Berega (Другие берега, "Other Shores") - revised version of the autobiography
  • (1967) Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited - final revised and extended edition of Conclusive Evidence. It includes information on his work as a lepidopterist.
  • (1973) Strong Opinions. Interviews, reviews, letters to editors.
  • (1979) The Nabokov–Wilson Letters Letters between Nabokov and Edmund Wilson
  • (1984) Perepiska s Sestroi (Переписка с Сестрой (Correspondence with the Sister)) Correspondence between Nabokov and Helene Sikorski; also includes some letters to his brother Kirill
  • (1987) Carrousel. Three long-forgotten short texts that had recently been rediscovered.
  • (1989) Selected Letters
  • (2001) Dear Bunny, Dear Volodya: The Nabokov–Wilson Letters, 1940–1971. A revised and augmented edition of The Nabokov–Wilson Letters.
  • (2014) Letters to Véra. Nabokov's letters to Véra Slonim, beginning in 1921 and extending through their marriage.
  • (2017) Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov. Collection of interviews.


  • (2000) Nabokov's Butterflies, collected works on butterflies. ISBN 0-8070-8540-5

Collected works[edit]


  1. ^ Published by Random House
  2. ^ Nabokov 2010, chpt. Natacha
  3. ^ Here at the New Yorker.
  4. ^ Nabokov 2010, chpt. Le Mot
  5. ^ Here at the New Yorker.
  6. ^ Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich. "The Man Stopped: A Story". Translated by Gennady Barabtarlo. Harper’s Magazine. March 2015 issue.
  7. ^ Here at the New Yorker (subscription only).

Nabokov, Vladimir (2010). Nouvelles complètes (in French). Translated by Couturier, Maurice; Couturier, Yvonne; Kreise, Bernard; Troubetzkoy, Laure. Paris: Éditions Gallimard. p. 868. ISBN 978-2070-127863. Nab4.

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