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Lolita (Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov
R245 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R19 (8%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Lolita (Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov 3
R241 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R93 (39%) 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, 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, Reissue): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback, Reissue)
Vladimir Nabokov
R210 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R65 (31%) Within 7 - 12 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
R212 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R65 (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, 2nd ed.): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Vladimir Nabokov
R288 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R67 (23%) Within 7 - 11 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.

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.

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
R647 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R167 (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
R164 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R20 (12%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Annotated Lolita (Paperback, Revised, Updated ed.): Vladimir Nabokov Annotated Lolita (Paperback, Revised, Updated ed.)
Vladimir Nabokov
R383 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R90 (23%) 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): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Hardcover)
Vladimir Nabokov; Introduction by Martin Amis
R460 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R113 (25%) 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.

Lolita (Hardcover, 1st Vintage International Ed): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Hardcover, 1st Vintage International 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 (Hardcover, Reissue): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Hardcover, Reissue)
Vladimir Nabokov
R316 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R50 (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
R309 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R72 (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): 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.

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 (Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov
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Lolita (English, Spanish, Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov; Contributions by Francesc Roca, Vladimir Nabokov
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Lolita (Paperback): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Paperback)
Vladimir Nabokov; Contributions by Francesc Roca, Vladimir Nabokov
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Lolita (Standard format, CD): Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (Standard format, CD)
Vladimir Nabokov; Read by Jeremy Irons
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When Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged, European intellectual, meets the twelve-year-old nymphette Dolores Haze, he is reminded of his lost adolescent love Anabel. Constructing an elaborate plot to seduce her, the obsessed Humbert soon discovers that even with her mother out of the way, Dolores would never conform to the image he has conjured up for her. Playfully humorous, beautifully written, and still raising as many eyebrows as in 1955 when it was written, Nabokov s classic is at once a linguistic masterpiece and a wry commentary on the post-WWII relations between the ubercivilized Europe and the young, cheerfully barbaric America.

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