Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0005144, Mon, 5 Jun 2000 08:17:14 -0700

Kinbote and Charles the Beloved (fwd)
From: Walter Miale <wmiale@acbm.qc.ca>

I'm afraid this is a stoopid question, but...

Can one be positive that Kinbote is not King Charles II of Zembla?

If he isn't, how is one to understand the remark of the visiting German
lecturer about the "'absolutely unheard of'" resemblance, and the
encyclopedia article and picture, reported in the note to line 894?