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Lolita (Paperback, New Ed)

Vladimir Nabokov; Foreword by John Ray; Afterword by Craig Raine

Series: Penguin Modern Classics

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The subject matter, of a middle-aged man desiring a young girl, a nymphet of 12 at the beginning of their affair, was so outrageous that the sheer delicacy and also the wit of the writing was hardly commented on. Lolita was not, in fact, about sex - it was about love and it was about erotic emotion, not any kind of pornography. Humbert is one of the most self-aware narrators in contemporary fiction, and mocks, and derides, and lashes himself with wonderful energy. He sees himself as others see him and is merciless in attacking what he is doing to Lolita, quite clear-eyed about what she is doing to herself. None of Nabokov's other work has the vitality and beauty of this extraordinary novel. (Kirkus UK)

'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.'

Poet and pervert, Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by twelve-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her, first carnally and then artistically, out of love, 'to fix once for all the perilous magic of nymphets'. This seduction is one of many dimensions in Nabokov's dizzying masterpiece, which is suffused with a savage humour and rich, elaborate verbal textures.


Imprint: Penguin Classics
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Release date: February 2000
Authors: Vladimir Nabokov
Foreword by: John Ray
Afterword by: Craig Raine
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 336
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-118253-7
Barcode: 9780141182537
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-14-118253-9

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