Lolita (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 24, 2010 - Fiction - 387 pages
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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.


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I love this book and the movie was great. I saw the movies first before reading the book. But anyways I thought this was a beautiful sad tragedy and I loved all of it. It had been a while since I read it. Delores is a nice name... Maybe I should name my daughter that. Anyways I loved this book. And if you wanna read something classic. Read this....Became a big obsession to me.  

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Amazing, the depravity of the content only comes to compliment the artistry of the language.

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
21
Section 4
32
Section 5
35
Section 6
57
Section 7
62
Section 8
64
Section 20
185
Section 21
192
Section 22
193
Section 23
200
Section 24
208
Section 25
215
Section 26
222
Section 27
252

Section 9
67
Section 10
105
Section 11
121
Section 12
123
Section 13
128
Section 14
134
Section 15
145
Section 16
166
Section 17
176
Section 18
179
Section 19
181
Section 28
258
Section 29
267
Section 30
269
Section 31
281
Section 32
283
Section 33
292
Section 34
293
Section 35
311
Section 36
319
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About the author (2010)

Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1899. After studying French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, he launched his literary career in Berlin and Paris. In 1940 he moved to the United States, here he achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic, and translator. Lolita, arguably his most famous novel, was first published, by the Olympia Press, Paris, on September 15, 1955, and became a controversial success. Nabokov died in Montreux Switzerland in 1977.


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