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Lolita

Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Jeremy Irons
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Random House Audiobooks, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause célèbre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erotic fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Jeremy Irons
ISBN: 0679457860 9780679457862
OCLC Number: 36708585
Notes: "Uncensored. Unabridged."--Container.
Performer(s): Read by Jeremy Irons.
Description: 8 sound cassettes (ap. 12 hr.) : analog, Dolby processed.
Responsibility: by Vladimir Nabokov.

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When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause célèbre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness. Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit abound in this account of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America, but most of all, it is a meditation on love, love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

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