Study Guide

Pnin Characters

By Vladimir Nabokov

Professor Timofey Pnin

In a nutshell: Pnin is a bumbling idiot! Or at least that's what he seems to be at first glance....

VN (The Narrator)

VN is way more than just an unreliable narrator. He's a sketchy narrator. It's probably not one...

Dr. Liza Wind

If you've read Pnin's Character Analysis, you already know that Liza Wind is not an ex-wife you'd...

Victor Wind

So remember that kid Liza has from an affair? That's Victor. Pnin doesn't get to meet him until...

Dr. Eric Wind

Ah. Dr. Eric Wind. What is there to say about him? We'd rather he blew away in the wind. So let's...

Almost everyone else

There are more than 300 characters in Pnin. All with names. Yep, you heard that right. 300.We...