Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 7 Nabokov travels via train to Biarritz, France where his family vacations every summer. He recalls his train travels with an idyllic romanticism seen through the eyes of a little boy. He loved the lavish train cars in which his family traveled, he and his brother with their tutor, and the other members spread throughout other lavish train cars.

In the subsequent sections of chapter 7 Nabokov is attempting at recalling all of the details of a little girl he knew named Colette at Biarritz. At 10 years old, Nabokov was in love. He loved her because she was different. Her parents were not wealthy and he feels she is not looked after appropriately. He wants to save this little French girl and spends all of his time that summer digging with her in the sand, concocting ways to get her away from her family. Throughout his rendering of...

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