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* ByronicHero: Van Veen

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* DrivenToSuicide: Lucette.
** Van's mother, Aqua.
* EveryoneHasLotsOfSex.
* FrenchMaid: Blanche

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* DrivenToSuicide: Lucette.
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DirectLineToTheAuthor: The book purports to be the dictated memoirs of Ivan Veen (the main character), with assistance from Ada. There's also an appendix by [[SignificantAnagram "Vivian Darkbloom"]].
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Van's mother, Aqua.
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EveryoneHasLotsOfSex.
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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: The book purports to be the dictated memoirs of Ivan Veen (the main character), with assistance from Ada. There's also an appendix by [[SignificantAnagram "Vivian Darkbloom"]].


''Ada, or Ardor: a Family Chronicle'' is a 1969 novel by Creator/VladimirNabokov, taking the form of the long[[note]]Nabokov's longest novel, in fact[[/note]] memoirs of a psychiatrist around 1967 looking back at his 97 years of life. Rather than his career or philosophical thinking, however, the bulk of it concerns his over 80-year-long love affair with his cousin (actually sister), Ada from the title.

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''Ada, or Ardor: a Family Chronicle'' is a 1969 novel by Creator/VladimirNabokov, taking the form of the long[[note]]Nabokov's longest novel, in fact[[/note]] memoirs of a psychiatrist around 1967 looking back at his 97 years of life. Rather than his career or philosophical thinking, however, the bulk of it concerns his over 80-year-long love affair with his cousin "cousin" (actually sister), Ada from the title.

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** Van's mother, Aqua.

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* RussiaIsWestern: Most of the world is ruled by a Russo-Anglo-American dominion (North America is settled extensively by Russians, and Russian is one of its languages, along with English and French). They are fighting the Golden Horde in this world's version of the Cold War.


* WellExcuseMePrincess: Van and Ada find each other annoying at first. Van's feeling start to change when he slips while climbing a tree and his face lands on Ada's crotch.

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* WellExcuseMePrincess: Van and Ada find each other annoying at first. Van's feeling feelings start to change when he slips while climbing a tree tree, and his face lands on Ada's crotch.


* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Van is hurt and bothered by Ada's affairs, whereas he sees no problem with his own. Of course, in all fairness, she had many more, hers were continuous whereas his were on-and-off and she [[BlatantLies"blatantly lied"]] about them.

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* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Van is hurt and bothered by Ada's affairs, whereas he sees no problem with his own. Of course, in all fairness, she had many more, hers were continuous whereas his were on-and-off and she [[BlatantLies"blatantly lied"]] [[BlatantLies blatantly lied]] about them.


* AlternateHistory: Most of the world is under Anglo-American dominion, with the notable exception of Tartary, and electrical power is taboo, just for a start. The Golden Horde still rules, so it can be inferred that the point of divergence was in the 14th century, but this is unsure.

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* AlternateHistory: [[TruthInTelevision Most of the world is under Anglo-American dominion, dominion]], with the notable exception of Tartary, and electrical power is taboo, just for a start. The Golden Horde still rules, so it can be inferred that the point of divergence was in the 14th century, but this is unsure.


''Ada, or Ardor: a Family Chronicle'' is a 1969 novel by Creator/VladimirNabokov, taking the form of the long[[note]]Nabokov's longest novel, in fact[[/note]] memoirs of a psychiatrist around 1967 looking back at his 97 years of life. Rather than his career or philosophical thinking, however, the bulk of it concerns his over 80-year-long love affair with his cousin (actually sister), the eponymous Ada.

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''Ada, or Ardor: a Family Chronicle'' is a 1969 novel by Creator/VladimirNabokov, taking the form of the long[[note]]Nabokov's longest novel, in fact[[/note]] memoirs of a psychiatrist around 1967 looking back at his 97 years of life. Rather than his career or philosophical thinking, however, the bulk of it concerns his over 80-year-long love affair with his cousin (actually sister), Ada from the eponymous Ada.title.



* KinkySpanking: Ada suggests Van that he should spank Lucette when she is being particularly annoying. Lucette is very disappointed when Van refuses to.



* SpankTheCutie: Ada suggests Van do this to Lucette when the latter is being particularly annoying. Lucette is very disappointed when Van refuses to.


* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Van is at one point quite hurt by Ada's affairs, while seeing no problem with the fact that he has far more.

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* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Van is at one point quite hurt and bothered by Ada's affairs, while seeing whereas he sees no problem with the fact that he has far more.his own. Of course, in all fairness, she had many more, hers were continuous whereas his were on-and-off and she [[BlatantLies"blatantly lied"]] about them.



* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Religion exists, but it's much less popular and treated far more disdainfully than in reality. Marina, admittely not very smart, is even unaware that Judaism predates Christianity.

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Religion exists, but it's much less popular and treated far more disdainfully than in reality. Marina, admittely admittedly not very smart, is even unaware that Judaism predates Christianity.

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* BungledSuicide: Van tries to shoot himself after his father warns him to stop his romance with Ada. However, the gun fails to fire.


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* SuicidePact: [[spoiler:Van and Ada]] at the end of the book. Probably (it's kind of ambiguous).


''Ada, or Ardor: a Family Chronicle'' is a 1969 novel by Creator/VladimirNabokov, taking the form of the long[[hottip:*:Nabokov's longest novel, in fact]] memoirs of a psychiatrist around 1967 looking back at his 97 years of life. Rather than his career or philosophical thinking, however, the bulk of it concerns his over 80-year-long love affair with his cousin (actually sister), the eponymous Ada.

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''Ada, or Ardor: a Family Chronicle'' is a 1969 novel by Creator/VladimirNabokov, taking the form of the long[[hottip:*:Nabokov's long[[note]]Nabokov's longest novel, in fact]] fact[[/note]] memoirs of a psychiatrist around 1967 looking back at his 97 years of life. Rather than his career or philosophical thinking, however, the bulk of it concerns his over 80-year-long love affair with his cousin (actually sister), the eponymous Ada.


* FrenchMaid: Blanche



* MaidOfSexy: Blanche


* ChivalrousPervert: Played with. Van Veen shows no chivalry towards sexually attractive women he considers low class, such as Blanche and the "fubsy pink whorelet" who relieved him of his virginity. However he does shows some tenderness and gallantry towards women whose class matches his such as his half-sister Lucette and the child prostitutes at the Villa Venus which (in theory anyway) recruits from the aristocracy only.

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* ChivalrousPervert: Played with. Van Veen shows no chivalry towards sexually attractive women he considers low class, such as Blanche and the "fubsy pink pig-pink whorelet" who relieved him of his virginity. However he does shows some tenderness and gallantry towards women whose class matches his such as his half-sister Lucette and the child prostitutes at the Villa Venus which (in theory anyway) recruits from the aristocracy only.


* ShoutOut: The nonfiction work ''The Ambidextrous Universe'' by Martin Gardner quoted [[PaleFire John Shade]]; Nabokov returned the favor by having Van mention John Shade being quoted by the "invented philosopher" Gardiner [sic] in that book.

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* ShoutOut: The nonfiction work ''The Ambidextrous Universe'' by Martin Gardner quoted [[PaleFire [[Literature/PaleFire John Shade]]; Nabokov returned the favor by having Van mention John Shade being quoted by the "invented philosopher" Gardiner [sic] in that book.

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