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Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 13 Summary

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Chapter 13 Summary

The family travels via Greece to London. The boys won scholarships to Oxford, and the rest of the family live on the sale of a handful of family jewels that they managed to smuggle into exile. Nabokov finds himself surrounded by social elites whose view of the Revolution is, at least at first, far more positive than his own.

Nabokov here interposes a brief biography for each of his brothers. Kirill, the younger brother is born in 1911. Due to the large gap in their ages, they interact very little, and Nabokov's impressions of him are more like those of a distant friend.

His other brother, Sergey, is only a year younger than Nabokov. The two are raised together but have disparate interests. Where Nabokov is brazen, bold, interested in adventure literature and girls, Sergey is quiet and deferential. Nabokov hints at Sergey's possible homosexuality. Sergey does not...

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