The Real Life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Nabokov

"The Real Life of Sebastian Knight" is a novel centered around the protagonist's quest to understand and write a biography about his deceased half-brother, a famous author. However, as he delves deeper into his brother's life, he encounters numerous obstacles and confusions, including misleading information, false leads, and the challenge of distinguishing between the man and his literary persona. Ultimately, the protagonist's journey becomes a profound exploration of identity, truth, and the blurred line between fiction and reality.

The 1732nd greatest book of all time


Published
1941
Nationality
Russian
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-300
Words
52,000
Original Language
English

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