NABOKV-L post 0017984, Thu, 19 Mar 2009 21:09:25 -0700

Re: Giving up DEFENSE]

On Mar 19, 2009, CTaH wrote: I stress "versions" because there's
quite a difference between HMG's verifiable observation
of J&H "influences" (inter many alia) and stretching those
"influences" to posit PF as a "re-write" of RLS's Victorian
gothic horror. ... I welcome your offer to answer specific
questions hors-de-liste.

Dear STaN,

It has been some years, but I think Professor Geduld listed "Pale
Fire" among a series of works he took as being either continuations or
re-writes of Jekyll and Hyde. His book is scarce and I don't know when
I can get over to UCLA to see the copy there for myself. I could not
find a copy on the 'net for sale, not even for ready money. Perhaps
someone on the List has access to The Definitive Jekyll and Hyde?


p.s. I will answer specific question on the list - - just giving up
playing defense in public.

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