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Lolita (Hardcover, Reissue)

Vladimir Nabokov

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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. This reviewer has never been able to find in any of Nabokov's other work quite the vitality, and beauty there is in this extraordinary novel. (Kirkus UK)
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'. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? Or is he all of these? Humbert Humbert's seduction is one of many dimensions in Nabokov's dizzying masterpiece, which is suffused with a savage humour and rich, elaborate verbal textures.

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Imprint: Everyman's Library
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 1992
Authors: Vladimir Nabokov
Dimensions: 210 x 130 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 365
Edition: Reissue
ISBN-13: 978-1-85715-133-6
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
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LSN: 1-85715-133-X
Barcode: 9781857151336

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