The enchanter

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Tafelberg Publishers Limited, 1986 - Fiction - 127 pages
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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.

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User 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

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User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

I can see why they compare this book to Lolita (of course, everything by Nabokov, practically, is eventually compared to Lolita), but the story is really rather different. I think the bext parts are ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Note One
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Translators Note
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THE ENCHANTER
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Copyright

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Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born poet, novelist, lVladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born poet, novelist, literary critic, translator, and essayist was awarded the Natiterary critic, translator, and essayist was awarded the National Medal for Literature for his life's work in 1973. He tional Medal for Literature for his life's work in 1973. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvaraught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. He is the author of many works including Lolita, Pale Fird. He is the author of many works including Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and Speak, Memory. e, Ada, and Speak, Memory.

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