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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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
Review: The EnchanterUser 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