This landmark new collection brings together the best of the poetry of Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and author of "Lolita" and "Pale Fire", with an extensive number of poems never before in English, newly translated from the Russian by his son Dmitri Nabokov. These masterly poems span the decades of Nabokov's career, from "Music", written in 1914 and probably Nabokov's first recorded poem, to the short, playful "To Vera", composed in 1974. "The University Poem", one of Nabokov's major poetic works, is here in English for the first time. Included too are the surreally comic "A Literary Dinner", "Eve", the humorous "An Evening of Russian Poetry" and "Tolstoy", as well as verse written on America, lepidoptery, sport, love and Nabokov's Russian homeland. This title is part of a major new beautiful hardback series of Vladimir Nabokov's work in Penguin Classics.