Véra

  • by Stacy Schiff
  • Narrated by Anna Fields
  • 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Pulitzer Prize, Biography/Autobiography, 2000
Hailed by critics as "monumental" (Boston Globe) and "utterly romantic" (New York magazine), Véra, the story of Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov, brings to shimmering life one of the greatest literary love stories of our time. Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita, Pale Fire, and Speak, Memory, wrote his books first for himself and secondly for his wife. Set in prewar Europe and postwar America and spanning much of the 20th century, this telling of the Nabokov's 52-year marriage reads as vividly as a novel. Véra, both beautiful and brilliant, is its outsized heroine, a woman who loves as deeply and intelligently as did the great romantic heroines of Austen and Tolstoy. Stacy Schiff's Véra is a triumph of the biographical form.

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What the Critics Say

"A riveting portrait....Anna Fields' intelligent narration is necessary to convey the life of such a woman adequately. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)

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I really did not get on with this book. Disliked the readers voice and found the story slow and uninteresting. I would like to return it but I cannot work out how to!
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- Alison St Pierre "Local Government Officer, listens to audiobooks whilst commuting, loves Biographies of quintessentially English eccentrics."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.