Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Speak, Memory.
This section contains 460 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited Study Guide

Summary

In Chapter 10 Nabokov enters his teenage years. He spends a lot of time with his cousin Yuri who does not share Nabokov’s preciousness or his wealth. Yuri is described as light hearted, fun and easy going. He falls in love with an older married woman and seduces her, he charms and talks with the servants in the house and Nabokov watches, detached from the experiences. He likes Yuri but does not wish to be like him.

He first learns about love and sex through his discussions with Yuri. Yuri tells him about his love for the older woman but the only thing that Nabokov can compare it to are the feelings that he felt at 10 for Colette, the French girl he played with on the beach at Biarritz. And then one summer he and his brother travel to a different town to have braces put on and...

(read more from the Chapter 10 Summary)

This section contains 460 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook