Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0003301, Thu, 13 Aug 1998 15:35:45 -0700

Query: Ada's virtue
Does it bother anyone else that Ada -- so care-free with her favors --
chooses (after her first Swiss reunion with Van) to return to
Arizona with her ailing Andrey until his death 17 years later? This
strikes me as inconsistent with her character as displayed everywhere else
in the novel.

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