NABOKV-L post 0018673, Fri, 16 Oct 2009 01:49:29 -0400

Re: Nabokov and H G Wells

Since we are allusion hunting in Ada and others, has anyone noticed any additional allusions to H.G. Wells? Alexey was kind enough to offer The Late Mr. Elvesham. Much obliged, Fran Assa

Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:30:10 +0400
From: skylark05@MAIL.RU
Subject: [NABOKV-L] Nabokov and H G Wells

The proponents of the alternative personality theory in Pale Fire may be interested to read The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham (1897), something of a variation on the Jekyll-and-Hyde theme, by H. G. Wells: They will note the Kummel/Himmel pun (echoed by the Tokay/Bokay pun in PF?) in it.

Alexey Sklyarenko

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