Charles Kinbote/King Charles Xavier the Beloved of Zembla
A socially awkward professor at Wordsmith University in New Wye who lives next to, and idolizes, the poet who penned "Pale Fire".
This renowned poet teaches at Wordsmith University, and wrote the autobiographical poem "Pale Fire," in the month prior his death in July 1959.
This person is the love interest of the author of "Pale Fire", and the only character who sees the poem prior to its completion.
This character commits suicide after being rejected by a blind date.
Jakob Gradus (a.k.a. Jack Degree, Jacques de Grey, James de
This escaped lunatic kills the author or "Pale Fire" in a case of mistaken identity.
This character goes by a pseudonym and calls a fellow professor "the Great Beaver."
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