Véra’s Butterflies

A biblio- and biographical history of Nabokov’s career, features descriptions of 135 books from the library. It includes a previously unpublished excerpt from Nabokov’s Lolita screenplay, accompanied by an essay by Michael Wood, as well as essays by several prominent Nabokovians and scholars: his son and translator Dmitri Nabokov; his biographer Brian Boyd; Véra’s biographer Stacy Schiff; lepidopterist Kurt Johnson; novelist and memoirist James Salter; and Stephen Jay Gould. We can also provide lists of nearly fifty books inscribed to Véra’s sister Sonia and her cousin Anna Feigin; dozens of Nabokov’s shelf copies of his works in Russian and English; and hundreds of his copies of translations of his works.

272 pp., 6 ¼ x 9 ½ in., 37 color plates. Cloth, $175; paperback, $100.

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