Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0005558, Wed, 18 Oct 2000 13:49:02 -0700

good heavens
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From: "justice" <justice@ucla.edu>

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if only Humbert had known...

This same kind of occurrence is found in secular figures. For an American
figure, the case of Will Durant is illustrative. In 1912, he was a
thirtyish college instructor when
a 14-year-old girl enrolled in his class, and, according to her own story,
set out to marry him. By March, 1913, he had
resigned his classroom position because of his growing interest in her and
they were married in October, 1913, shortly after she turned
15 (Durant & Durant, 1977).

EDITOR's NOTE. or the multi-volume Durant & Durant _Story of Civilization_
would never have been born...

Alexander Justice * justice@ucla.edu * www.empirenet.com/~jahvah

Graduate Student * Information Studies * UCLA