From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Return of Chorb

The Return of Chorb

  

by Vladimir Nabokov

Analysis: Genre

Literary Fiction, Psychological Thriller and Suspense

"The Return of Chorb" is an odd duck. As one of Nabokov’s more artful short stories, it’s certainly classic literary fiction – focused more on style and artistry than plot. But it’s got an interesting element of suspense thrown in there, too. Look at it this way: a crazed widower, a prostitute, the spectral appearance of his dead wife, creepy happenings in a seedy hotel room – sounds like a psychological thriller, doesn’t it?

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement