By Vladimir Nabokov
The novel is the tale of Dreyer, a prosperous and boisterous owner of a men's garments emporium store. Ruddy, self-satisfied, and carefully masculine, he's completely repugnant to his beautiful yet chilly middle-class spouse Martha. Attracted to his cash yet repelled by means of his oblivious ardour, she longs for his or her nephew as a substitute, the myopic Franz. Newly arrived in Berlin, Franz quickly repays his uncle's condescension in his aunt's bed.
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