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Lolita (Hardcover): Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita (Hardcover): Vladimir Nabokov

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Lolita (Hardcover)

Vladimir Nabokov; Introduction by Martin Amis

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With an Introduction by Martin Amis

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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Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 1999
First published: March 1993
Authors: Vladimir Nabokov
Introduction by: Martin Amis
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 335
ISBN-13: 978-0-679-41043-0
Barcode: 9780679410430
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
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LSN: 0-679-41043-0

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