Objects & Places from Pale Fire

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Object Descriptions

Pale Fire - An autobiographical poem by John Shade that he wrote in the last month of his life.

Zembla - This country in northeastern Europe is the homeland of Charles Kinbote.

Shadeans - The title given to literary critics of John Shade's poetry.

New Wye - This place is the college town where John Shade and Charles Kinbote live and work.

Onhava - This city is the capital of Zembla.

Wordsmith University - This is where John Shade and Charles Kinbote both teach.

The Shadows - The name of a group of extremist rebels who plan the assassination of the exiled King Charles.

Secret Passageway - King Charles finds one of these between Thurgus the Third's old bedroom and a dressing room at the theater, which allowed Thurgus access to his lover, actress Iris Acht.

Bera Range - The name of the land formation King Charles...

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