Invitation to a Beheading, Paperback

Invitation to a Beheading Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series



Written in Berlin in 1934, "Invitation to a Beheading" contains all the surprise, excitement and magical intensity of a work created in two brief weeks of sustained inspiration.

It takes us into the fantastic prison-world of Cincinnatus, a man condemned to death and spending his last days in prison not quite knowing when the end will come.

Nabokov described the book as 'a violin in a void. The worldling will deem it a trick. Old men will hurriedly turn from it to regional romances and the lives of public figures ...The evil-minded will perceive in little Emmie a sister of little Lolita ...But I know a few readers who will jump up, ruffling their hair'.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780141185606



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