New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1966. First edition thus. Hardcover. 222pp. Octavo [22 cm] Black cloth. Very good. The edges of the covers are very slightly faded. The dust jacket is in very good condition. The edges are lightly creased and chipped, and have several short closed tears. Item #17199
"Despair's protagonist, Hermann, is another masterly portrait in the fascinating gallery of living characters Vladimir Nabokov has given to world literature."- Front Jacket. A somewhat briefer version of this novel originally appeared in Playboy.