Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)
Vera Slonim was a mysterious and intimidating person to many people. As a young woman she carried a gun and was apparently a good shot; she spoke and read at least four languages and could quote poems and passages from books at length. She had strong opinions about life, literature, and manners, and was not shy about expressing them.
And yet, she gave up her entire life to support the man she married, whom she regarded as the greatest writer of her ag...
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