Nabokov's rapturous masterpiece of erotic obsession entered the
common consciousness and inspired two films. It also inspired
Nabokov himself to try his hand at screenwriting, and the result
was this typically graceful and ingenious screenplay, which he
wrote in 1960. Lolita: A Screenplay gleefully demolishes a host of
stereotypes - sexual, moral and aesthetic. The notion that cinema
and literature are two separate spheres is dismantled as Nabokov
marries the structural and narrative felicities of great film and
prose to create a work that will delight cineophiles and
Nabokovians alike. Nabokov's first major work and his only play,
The Tragedy of Mister Morn is a moving study of the elusiveness of
happiness, the power of imagination and the eternal battle between
truth and fantasy. In this astonishingly precocious work, we see
for the first time the major themes of this great writer: intense
sexual desire and jealousy, precarious make-believe, glittering
happiness and abject despair. Part of a major new beautiful
hardback series of the works of Vladimir Nabokov, author of Pnin
and Pale Fire, in Penguin Classics.
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