Nabokov’s own copy of Ada 1969, marked up to identify potential translation problems.

Ada 1968 Typescript of Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, Beinecke Library, Yale University.
Ada 1969 Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969. 589pp.
Ada 1990

Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle. New York: Vintage, 1990. 589 pp. The text of ADAonline.


Ada ou l’ardeur, trans. Gilles Chahine and Jean-Bernard Blandenier with VN. Paris: Fayard, 1975.


Ada oder das Verlangen, trans. Uwe Friesel and Marianne Therstappen. Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1974.

Appel, Ada

Alfred Appel, Jr, “Ada Described,” in Alfred Appel and Charles Newman, eds., Nabokov: Criticism, Reminiscences, Translations and Tributes. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1970:  160-86.

Boyd 1979 Brian Boyd, “Nabokov and Ada.” Unpub. Ph.D. diss., Toronto, 1979.
Boyd 1990 Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1990.
Boyd 1991 Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1991.
Boyd 1985/2001 Brian Boyd, Nabokov’s ADA: The Place of Consciousness. Ardis: Ann Arbor, 1985, 245 pp.; 2nd edition, Brentwood, CA: Cybereditions, 2001, 353 pp. Citations are to second edition.Boyd 1979.
Boyd 2004 Brian Boyd, “Ada, The Bog and the Garden.” Nabokov Studies 8 (2004).
Boyd 2011 Brian Boyd, Stalking Nabokov: Selected Essays, New York: Columbia, 2011.

Vladimir Nabokov, Bend Sinister. 1947; New York: Vintage, 1990.


Francis Bulhof, “Dutch Footnotes to Nabokov’s Ada,” in Carl Proffer, ed., Nabokov: A Book of Things about Vladimir Nabokov. Ardis: Ann Arbor, 1974, 291.


Annapaola Cancogni. The Mirage in the Mirror: Nabokov’s ADA and its French Pre-Texts. New York: Garland, 1985.

CE Vladimir Nabokov, Conclusive Evidence. New York: Harper, 1951.

Vladimir Nabokov, “Notes to Ada by Vivian Darkbloom.” Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1970), 463-77; rpt. in Rivers and Nicol 242-59, and in Ada (New York: Vintage, 1990).

DB Vladimir Nabokov, Drugie berega. New York: Chekhov Publishing House, 1954.

Dear, Bunny, Dear Volodya: The Nabokov-Wilson Letters, 1940-1971. 1979; rev. ed. Ed. Simon Karlinsky. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

Defense Vladimir Nabokov, The Defense (Russ. Zashchita Luzhina, 1930), trans. Michael Scammell with VN, 1964. New York: Vintage, 1990.

Vladimir Nabokov, Despair (Russ. Otchayanie, 1936), trans. VN, 1966. New York: Vintage, 1989.

DN Dmitri Nabokov
Edelnant Edelnant, Jay Alan. “Nabokov’s Black Rainbow: An Analysis of the Rhetorical Function of the Color Imagery in Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle. Unpub. Ph.D. diss., Northwestern, 1978.
EO Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin, trans. and with commentary by VN. New York: Bollingen, 1964; rev. ed., Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975.
Eye Vladimir Nabokov, The Eye (Russ. Soglyadatay, 1930), trans. DN with VN, 1965. New York: Vintage, 1990.
Gift Vladimir Nabokov, The Gift (Russ. Dar, 1937-38, 1952), trans. Michael Scammell and DN with VN, 1963. New York: Vintage, 1991.
Glory Vladimir Nabokov, Glory (Russ. Podvig, 1932), trans. DN with VN. New York: Vintage, 1991.
IB Vladimir Nabokov, Invitation to a Beheading (Russ. Priglashenie na kazn’, 1938), trans. DN with VN, 1959. New York: Vintage, 1989.
Johnson 1985

D. Barton Johnson, Worlds in Regression: Some Novels of Vladimir Nabokov. Ann Arbor: Ardis, 1985.

Johnson 1999

D. Barton Johnson, “Ada’s ‘Malbrough s’en va-t-en guerre,” in Lisa Zunshine, ed., Nabokov at the Limits: Redrawing Critical Boundaries (New York: Garland, 1999), 3-20.

Johnson 2000 D. Barton Johnson, "Nabokov's Aviary in Ada." In John Dingley and Leon Ferder, eds., In the Realm of Slavic Philology: To Honor the Teaching and Scholarship of Dean S. Worth From his UCLA Students. Bloomington, In: Slavica, 2000, 163-80.
KQK Vladimir Nabokov, King, Queen, Knave (Russ. Korol’, dama, valet, 1928), trans. DN with VN, 1968. New York: Vintage, 1989.
Kurganov 2001

Efim Kurganov, Lolita i Ada. St. Petersburg: Zvezda, 2001.

LATH Vladimir Nabokov, Look at the Harlequins!, 1974; New York: Vintage, 1990.
Levinton 1997 Georgiy A. Levinton, “The Importance of Being Russian, ili Les allusions perdues.” In Boris Averin, Maria Malikova and Alexander Dolinin, eds., V.V. Nabokov: Pro et Contra. St. Petersburg: Russkiy Khristianskiy Gumanitarniy Institut, 1997, 308-39.
LL Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature, ed. Fredson Bowers. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich/Bruccoli Clark, 1980.
LRL Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Russian Literature, ed. Fredson Bowers. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich/ Bruccoli Clark, 1981.

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita.1955; New York: Vintage, 1989.


Vladimir Nabokov, Mary (Russ. Mashen’ka.1926). Trans. Michael Glenny with VN, 1970. New York: Vintage, 1989.

Mason Bobbie Ann Mason. Nabokov’s Garden: A Guide to ADA. Ann Arbor: Ardis, 1974.
MUSSR Vladimir Nabokov, The Man from the USSR and Other Plays. Trans. DN. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984.
NG Vladimir Nabokov, Nikolai Gogol. Norfolk, Conn.: New Directions, 1944.

Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire. 1962; New York: Vintage, 1989.


Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin.1957; New York: Vintage, 1989.


Vladimir Nabokov, Poems and Problems. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971.

Proffer Carl Proffer. “Ada as Wonderland: A Glossary of Allusions to Russian Literature.” In Proffer, ed., A Book of Things, 249-279.
Rivers & Nicol

J. E. Rivers and Charles Nicol, eds. Nabokov's Fifth Arc: Nabokov' and Others on His Life's Work. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1982.

Rivers & Walker

“Notes to Vivian Darkbloom’s Notes to Ada.” In Rivers and Nicol, 260-95.


Vladimir Nabokov, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, 1941. New York: Vintage, 1992.

Saccama & Weide Wilma Saccama and Jack van der Weide, “Een sleutel in Meppel: Neederlandse aantekeningen bij Vladimir Nabokovs Ada.” Maatstaaf, 1995:6, 17-27.
SL Vladimir Nabokov, Selected Letters 1940-1977, ed. DN and Matthew J. Bruccoli. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich/Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1989.

Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited. 1966; New York: Vintage, 1989.

SO Vladimir Nabokov, Strong Opinions. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1973.

Vladimir Nabokov, Stikhi.Ann Arbor: Ardis, 1979.


The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov. New York: Knopf, 1995.


Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things. 1972; New York: Vintage, 1989.

VN Vladimir Nabokov
VNAY Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1991.

Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1990.

W2 Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam, 1958.
W3 Webster’s Third New International Dictionary. 1961; Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981.
Zimmer 2001 Dieter E. Zimmer, A Guide to Nabokov’s Butterflies and Moths 2001(Hamburg: privately printed, 2001).