Lolita

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 24, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
48 Reviews
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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Nabokov is not unknown here. Pain (reviewed p. 14-1957) had a good press and a discriminating reading public. Conclusive Evidence, an autobiographical segment, had great charm and a certain satiric ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
21
Section 4
32
Section 5
35
Section 6
40
Section 7
57
Section 8
62
Section 21
181
Section 22
185
Section 23
192
Section 24
193
Section 25
200
Section 26
208
Section 27
215
Section 28
222

Section 9
64
Section 10
67
Section 11
74
Section 12
105
Section 13
123
Section 14
128
Section 15
134
Section 16
135
Section 17
145
Section 18
166
Section 19
176
Section 20
179
Section 29
252
Section 30
258
Section 31
267
Section 32
269
Section 33
281
Section 34
283
Section 35
292
Section 36
293
Section 37
311
Section 38
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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