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Lolita (Paperback, Reissue): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback, Reissue)
Vladimir Nabokov
R195 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R39 (20%) Within 4 - 8 working days

'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of my tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.' Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, frustrated college professor. In love with his landlady's twelve-year-old daughter Lolita, he'll do anything to possess her. Unable and unwilling to stop himself, he is prepared to commit any crime to get what he wants. 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?

Lolita (Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov 1
R218 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R67 (31%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is one of the best-known novels of the 20th century: the controversial story of Humbert Humbert who falls in love with twelve year old Lolita, beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of my tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.' Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, frustrated college professor. In love with his landlady's twelve-year-old daughter Lolita, he'll do anything to possess her. Unable and unwilling to stop himself, he is prepared to commit any crime to get what he wants. 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?

Lolita (Paperback, New Ed): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback, New Ed)
Vladimir Nabokov; Foreword by John Ray; Afterword by Craig Raine 2
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'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.

Lolita (Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov 3
R247 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R95 (38%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, fastidious college professor. He also likes little girls. And none more so than Lolita, who he'll do anything to possess. 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!

Lolita (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Vladimir Nabokov
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Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story 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. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

Lolita (Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov
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The Annotated Lolita (Paperback, Rev. and Expanded Ed.): Vladimir Nabokov The Annotated Lolita (Paperback, Rev. and Expanded Ed.)
Vladimir Nabokov; Introduction by Alfred Appel
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When Lolita was first published in 1955 it created a sensation and established Nabokov as one of the most original prose writers of the twentieth century.

This annotated edition, a revised and considerably expanded version of the 1970 edition, does full justice to the textual riches of Lolita, illuminating the elaborate verbal textures and showing how they contribute to the novel's overall meaning. Alfred Appel, Jr. also provides fresh observations on the novel's artifice, games and verbal patternings and a delightful biographical vignette of Nabokov. The annotations themselves were prepared in consultation with Nabokov while newly identified allusions were confirmed by him during the final years of his life.

Lolita (Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov
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Vladimir Nabokov: Novels 1955-1962 - Lolita / Pnin / Pale Fire (Hardcover, New): Brian Boyd Vladimir Nabokov: Novels 1955-1962 - Lolita / Pnin / Pale Fire (Hardcover, New)
Brian Boyd
R661 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R172 (26%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Lolita (1955), Nabokov's single most famous work, is one of the most controversial and widely read books of its time. Funny, satiric, poignant, filled with allusions to earlier American writers, it is the "confession" of a middle-aged, sophisticated European emigre's passionate obsession with a 12-year-old American "nymphet", and the story of their wanderings across a late 1940s America of highways and motels. Pnin (1957) is a comic masterpiece about a gentle bald Russian emigre professor in an American college town who is never quite able to master its language, its politics, or its train schedule. Pale Fire (1962) is a tour de force in the form of an ostensibly autobiographical poem by a recently deceased American poet and a critical commentary by an academic who is something other than what he seems. The texts of this volume incorporate Nabokov's penciled corrections in his own copies of his works and correct long-standing errors. They are the most authoritative versions available and have been prepared with the assistance of Dmitri Nabokov, the novelist's son, and Brian Boyd, Nabokov's award-winning biographer, who has also contributed notes and a detailed chronology of the author's life based on new research.

Lolita (Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov; Contributions by Francesc Roca, Vladimir Nabokov
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Lolita (Hardcover): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Hardcover)
Vladimir Nabokov; Introduction by Martin Amis
R452 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R110 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

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.

Annotated Lolita (Paperback, Revised, Updated ed.): Vladimir Nabokov Annotated Lolita (Paperback, Revised, Updated ed.)
Vladimir Nabokov
R391 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R93 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The annotated text of this modern classic. It assiduously illuminates the extravagant wordplay and the frequent literary allusions, parodies, and cross-references. Edited with a preface, introduction and notes by Alfred Appel, Jr.

Lolita (Hardcover, Reissue): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Hardcover, Reissue)
Vladimir Nabokov
R324 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R51 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

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.

Lolita (Spanish, Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Spanish, Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov
R315 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R73 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Lolita, la mas famosa y controversial novela de Vladimir Nabokov, cuenta la historia de la obsesion devoradora del cuarenton Humbert Humbert por la ninfula Dolores Haze. Ternura y fascinacion --ademas de tristeza y un humor mordaz-- llenan sus paginas pero es, por encima de todo, una meditacion sobre el amor--el amor como abuso y alucinacion, locura y transformacion.

Lolita (Hardcover, 1st Vintage International Ed): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Hardcover, 1st Vintage International Ed)
Vladimir Nabokov
R510 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R51 (10%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story 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. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

Plays - Lolita: A Screenplay; The Tragedy of Mister Morn (Hardcover): Vladimir Nabokov Plays - Lolita: A Screenplay; The Tragedy of Mister Morn (Hardcover)
Vladimir Nabokov
R430 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R93 (22%) Special order

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.

Lolita (Hardcover): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Hardcover)
Vladimir Nabokov
R430 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R93 (22%) Special order

Humbert Humbert - scholar, aesthete and romantic - has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady's gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for attention elsewhere, he will carry her off on a desperate cross-country misadventure, all in the name of Love. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and full of ingenious word play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, delusion and lust.

Lolita (English, Spanish, Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov; Contributions by Francesc Roca, Vladimir Nabokov
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Lolita (French, Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (French, Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov
R495 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R52 (11%) Special order
Lolita (Spanish, English, Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Spanish, English, Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov
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