Annotations to Nabokov works:

The annotations maintain a consistent format but the depth of annotations, and the degree of interpretation, vary according to the annotators.

Please edit typos as you notice them, but contact the annotators to propose more substantial changes.


Ada   Headnote by Brian Boyd

         AdaOnline  by Brian Boyd (separate website): Annotations (full, interlinked, and with images) from Pt 1 Ch 1 to Pt 1 Ch 40

         Annotations to Ada (full, but text only) by Brian Boyd: Now available: 41: Pt 1 Ch 41; 42: Pt 1 Ch 42

         Annotations (light) to later chapters (Pt 1 Ch 43-Pt 5 Ch 6) by Brian Boyd

Bend Sinister   Annotations by Zoran Kuzmanovich (more to come)

The Defense     Annotations by Tadashi Wakashima;  Headnote by Zoran Kuzmanovich

The Gift  Annotations by Yuri Leving. This website is designed to provide the reader of Vladimir Nabokov’s The Gift with a quick and convenient reference regarding various aspects of the narrative. Concordance, visual commentary, electronic appendices and indexes (Dramatis personae, Flora and fauna, Color distribution, and Toponymy) serve as a supplement to the printed edition: Yuri Leving. Keys to The Gift. A Guide to V. Nabokov’s Novel (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2011).

Glory Annotations by Stephen Blackwell (coming soon)

Invitation to a Beheading Annotations by Olga Skonechnaia (in Russian; translation coming)

King, Queen, Knave    Annotations by Anastasia Tolstoy

Lectures on Russian Literature by Eric Naiman, Thomas Dyne, Elizabeth Geballe, Chloë Kitzinger, and Anna Muza

Lolita   Annotations by Marie Bouchet and team (in preparation)

Pale Fire   Annotations by Matthew Roth

Speak, Memory    Annotations by Brian Boyd

Strong Opinions    Annotations by David Rampton (more to come)

Transparent Things   Annotations by Akiko Nakata

"The Visit to the Museum" Annotations by Olga Voronina (coming soon)