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Ada; or, Ardor: A Family Chronicle Summary
Vladimir Nabokov

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Ada; or, Ardor: A Family Chronicle Summary

Plot Summary

Ada by Vladimir Nabokov is a novel about the Veen family and an incestuous relationship between two members of the family. The Durmanovs are from Estoty but their favorite residence is in Raduga. Their daughters, Aqua and Marina, are born there. Aqua marries Walter D. Veen, a Manhattan banker who has an affair with Marina. Marina later marries his cousin, also named Walter D. Veen. Marina has two daughters. Years later, two children Pimpernel and Nicolette are rummaging in the attic at Ardis Hall and find mementos of their Aunt Marina. The children are descendants of Princess Sofia Zemske of the Russian Yarolav rulers.

In the summer of his thirteenth year, Ivan, known as Van spends his summer at Ardis Hall with his Uncle Dan, Aunt Marina and cousins Ada and Lucette. His mother, Aqua, was the sister of Marina and his father Demon was a first cousin...

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