By Vladimir Nabokov
No marriage of an enormous twentieth-century author lasted longer than Vladimir Nabokov's. Véra Slonim shared his pride on the attraction of life's trifles and literature's treasures, and he rated her as having the simplest and fastest feel of humour of any girl he had met. From their assembly in 1921, Vladimir's letters to his loved Véra shape a story arc that tells a forty-six year-long love tale, and they're memorable of their entirety. commonly playful, romantic, and pithy, the letters let us know a lot concerning the guy and the author; we see that Vladimir saw every thing, from animals, faces, speech, and landscapes with actual fascination.
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Letters to Véra by Vladimir Nabokov