Letters to Véra / by Vladimir Nabokov ; translated and edited by Olga Voronina and Brian Boyd.

Author
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Penguin Classics, 2014.
Description
lxi, 797 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Subject(s)
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Library of Congress genre(s)
Personal correspondence [Browse]
Summary note
No marriage of a major twentieth-century writer lasted longer than Vladimir Nabokov's. Vera Slonim shared his delight at the enchantment of life's trifles and literature's treasures, and he rated her as having the best and quickest sense of humour of any woman he had met. From their meeting in 1921, Vladimir's letters to his beloved Vera form a narrative arc that tells a forty-six year-long love story, and they are memorable in their entirety. Almost always playful, romantic, and pithy, the letters tell us much about the man and the writer; we see that Vladimir observed everything, from animals, faces, speech, and landscapes with genuine fascination.
Notes
Translated from the Russian.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780141192239 (hbk.)
  • 0141192232 (hbk.)
OCLC
876285295
RCP
H - S
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