EDNOTE:  My 1970 Penguin paperback ADA (with an orchid on the front cover)  simply uses two quotes from Van's parodic self-blurb in the last two pages of the novel.
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From: Yannickec@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2002 11:10 AM
Subject: Ada's blurb on the Penguin ed

Does anybody know the story of the blurb on the back of the Penguin original edition of Ada?
(Did VN write it? how did his publishers react/ why was it changed afterwards etc...)