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


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Total Points: 220

Since this book was first published in 1941, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 220.0.

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