Autograph Letter Signed in French - 1976
Autograph Letter Signed by Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov, whose controversial bestselling novel Lolita (1955) is ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels. Measures 5″ x 8.5″ on classic laid stationery, fine condition. From his home in the Montreux Palace Hotel, on the shore of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, he writes to an old friend in June 1976 (in French, translated):
I thank you very much for your kind words.
I intend to come to London this fall and it will be a great pleasure to see you after all this time.
Best to you,
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) was a novelist, poet, scholar, translator, and lepidopterist. A cosmopolitan Russian-born emigre whose linguistic facility, erudite style, and eloquent prose helped to establish him as one of the most brilliant and respected literary figures of the 20th century, Nabokov produced literature and scholarship of beauty, complexity, and inventiveness in both Russian and English.