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Lolita

Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1958, ©1955]
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause celebre 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: Fiction
Erotic fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Lolita.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1958, ©1955]
(OCoLC)570346881
Online version:
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Lolita.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1958, ©1955]
(OCoLC)609976009
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
OCLC Number: 289704
Notes: Forward and afterward by Vladimir Nabokov (forward written under the name John Ray, Jr., Ph. D.).
Description: 319 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Vladimir Nabokov.

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When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause celebre 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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