Everything you need to understand or teach Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov.
Rich, respectable, happy Albert Albinus lives in Berlin with his wife and daughter, but abandons them for young Margot Peters, whom he loves but is not loved in return. In the end, he sees only that his life has been a disaster.
Albert Albinus, rich art critic, imagines animating Old Master paintings, but finds no producer willing to risk the project. He writes Axel Miller in the U.S. about the project but puts plans on hold while he takes up with Margot Peters, an usher at the Argus Cinema. Margot discovers his address and phone number and begins phoning. During a visit to Albert's flat, she is nearly discovered by brother-in-law Paul.
When Albert gives Margot money to rent a flat, she, knowing that Elisabeth reads his mail, sends her address, Albert's family moves out, and he moves in with Margot, who wants rather to move into...
Laughter in the Dark Lesson Plans contain 130 pages of teaching material, including: