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Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov was born on April 22, 1899 in St. Petersburg, Russia to a wealthy aristocratic family. Tutored in both Russian and English, Nabokov was later educated at Trinity College in Cambridge. He graduated in 1923.

He subsequently moved to Berlin, where he married Vera Evseevna Slonim and worked for 15 years as a translator, tutor and tennis coach. He soon won acceptance as a preeminent young author in the German-Russian community and published his first novel, "Mashenka," in 1926.

Nabokov published his first nine novels under the pseudonym Vladimir Serim. After relative success, he moved to Paris in 1937 and continued to the United States in 1940. He taught at Wellesley College and Cornell University. His first English novels were "The Real Life of Sebastian Knight" (1941) and "Bend Sinister" (1947).




It was with "Lolita," written in 1955, that Nabokov gained his greatest fame. A provocative story of a middle-aged man, Humbert Humbert, who falls in love with a 12-year-old nymphet, the book sparked a number of debates concerning the decency of its content. Beautifully written, it is considered one of the author's masterpieces.

In 1959, Nabokov moved to Montreux, Switzerland, where he lived until his death on July 2, 1977.

Nabokov on the Web

  • CNN Special on Nabokov
    Offers a number of links and a large amount of information on the writer.

  • Fan site
    Dedicated to Nabokov with links to his works and other resources.

  • New York Times Feature on Nabokov
    Registration is required for free access.

  • The International Vladimir Nabokov Society (IVNS)
    Dedicated to the appreciation of the writings of Vladimir Nabokov, the exchange of views and the fellowship of readers.

  • Vladimir Nabokov A-Z
    A searchable database of Nabokov's works, characters and terms.

  • Zembla
    Dedicated to the life and works of author, translator and lepidopterist. Nabokov was highly interested in lepidopterology, a branch of entomology concerned with lepidopterans, a large order of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers.




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