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Vladimir Nabokov
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Vladimir Nabokov: Selected Letters 1940-1977 (2012 edition), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - ISBN: 9780544106550
Vladimir Nabokov
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Novels and Memoirs, 1941-1951 (1996 edition), Library of America


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Born: April 22, 1899

Died: July 2, 1977 (aged 78)

Nationality: Russian

Occupation: Novelist, lepidopterist, professor

Bio: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was a multilingual Russian novelist, poet and short story writer. Nabokov's first nine novels were in Russian. He then rose to international prominence as a writer of English prose. He also made serious contributions as a lepidopterist and chess composer.

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