Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0000559, Mon, 17 Apr 1995 15:51:12 -0700

Nabokov manor burns (fwd)
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From: C-reuters@clarinet.com (Reuters)

*Fire destroys ex-home of writer Nabokov*
ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuter) -- The former country house
of Russian novelist and exile Vladimir Nabokov has been
destroyed by fire and police said Wednesday they could not rule
out arson.
Nabokov, author of ``Lolita,'' inherited the two-storey
wooden house in Rozhdestveno, 45 miles south of St. Petersburg,
from his uncle in 1916. But he spent little time there before
fleeing the Bolshevik Revolution for the United States in 1918.
The house became a state-run museum in 1987, 10 years after
Nabokov died in Switzerland. St. Petersburg police said it had
burnt down Monday.