Vera by Stacy Schiff

"Vera" is a biography that explores the life of Vera Nabokov, the wife of a famous Russian novelist. The book delves into the complexities of their relationship and Vera's role as her husband's muse, editor, protector, and the force behind his success. It provides a detailed look at their life together, from their meeting in 1920s Europe, through their escape from the Nazis, to their life in America. The book also highlights Vera's intelligence, strength, and unwavering support for her husband's career.

The 10176th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1

Since this book was first published in 2000, there is a penalty of 41.6%. The age adjusted score is 0.58.

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