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Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov

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Scarce Edition 1959 Crest Giant , Fawcett Publications

Synopsis

Lolita is widely regarded as one of the greatest books of the 20th Century. The cultural influence of Lolita cannot be understated, and numerous editions have been printed since 1955. The book has been made into movies, plays, and has sparked countless conversations about relationships and the nature of obsession. Even the covers of the later editions have sparked controversy, as they feature potentially suggestive depictions of the famous "nymphet". Unsurprisingly, Lolita is often at the top of banned books lists in high schools.

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Reviews

On Aug 26 2014, a reader said:
Vladimir Nabokov's postmodern masterpiece about a man's obsession with a young girl is nothing short of remarkable. Not only does Nabokov situate the story within the context of Cold War America, but he has the ability to make the reader sympathise with an otherwise immoral character. Through Nabokov's lyrical, poetic and deceptive writing, the story becomes at once comical and poignant. Underneath all the amusing and colourful metaphors and allusions to American popular culture is a deeply affecting story about obsession, innocence and unrequited love. As with Jack Kerouac's On The Road, the theme of 'the journey' is strongly emphasised throughout, as the lead character descends deeper into madness as he and his step-daughter travel around America. A cult classic and must-read, Lolita is the work of genius.

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Bookseller
Supercalifabulistic Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
249
Title
Lolita
Author
Vladimir Nabokov
Format/Binding
Soft
Book Condition
Used - VG
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Second printing
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Crest Giant, Fawcett Publications
Date Published
1959
Pages
288
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
Classics; Vintage;

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