The Enchanter (Google eBook)
The Enchanter is the Ur-Lolita, the precursor to Nabokov's classic novel. At once hilarious and chilling, it tells the story of an outwardly respectable man and his fatal obsession with certain pubescent girls, whose coltish grace and subconscious coquetry reveal, to his mind, a special bud on the verge of bloom.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The EnchanterUser Review - Rachel Jackson - Goodreads
The Enchanter is a confusing read, purely because of all the speculation and details you most likely already know about Lolita, even though this book is somewhat of a precursor to that one. This time ... Read full review
Review: The EnchanterUser Review - Deary Darling - Goodreads
"Did she have a precursor?" She did, indeed, she did. Knowing that Nabokov didn't translate this himself helps a little but even so I was unprepared for how crude and grotesque this was when compared ... Read full review