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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