Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0023637, Tue, 5 Feb 2013 19:48:53 -0200

Re: War and Peace
PS: I checked 1815 using wikipedia.
Treaty of Paris of 1815, was signed on 20 November 1815 following the defeat and second abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte. In February, Napoleon had escaped from his exile on Elba; he entered Paris on 20 March, beginning the Hundred Days of his restored rule. Four days after France's defeat in the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon was persuaded to abdicate again, on 22 June. King Louis XVIII, who had fled the country when Napoleon arrived in Paris, took the throne for a second time on 8 July.In addition to the definitive peace treaty between France and Great Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia, there were four additional conventions and the act confirming the neutrality of Switzerland signed on the same day

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De: Jansy
Enviada em: segunda-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2013 22:41
Assunto: Re: [NABOKV-L] War and Peace

A.Sklyarenko: "Among the servants, fifteen at least were of French extraction — descendants of immigrants who had settled in America after England had annexed their beautiful and unfortunate country in 1815. (1.40)" Because Napoleon is not mentioned in Ada, we can assume that he did not exist on Antiterra (Earth's twin planet on which Ada is set). Anyway, Josephine de Beauharnais (Napoleon's first wife) is known on Demonia as "Queen Josephine" (1.5) The Napoleonic Wars were described by Tolstoy in War and Peace (1862-69). I wonder if anybody has pointed out that the novel's title was borrowed from Pushkin's Boris Godunov (Night. Cell in the Monastery of Chudov):

Jansy Mello: There are several references to "Wellington" in ADA to point to trees, mountain, city, Grace Erminin's married surname (no wellies, though)
Wouldn't these indicate Napoleon's existence in Antiterra?
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