Lolita

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Penguin Books, 2011 - Intergenerational relations - 360 pages
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Classic fiction. 'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of my tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.' Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, frustrated college professor. In love with his landlady's twelve-year-old daughter Lolita, he'll do anything to possess her. Unable and unwilling to stop himself, he is prepared to commit any crime to get what he wants. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? Or is he all of these?

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My sin, my soul... <3

User Review  - Starchild D. - Borders

This book is truly a remarkable piece- the author's diction is truly beautiful. It is one of those tales that's so idiosyncratically disturbing and pulchritudinous... a heartbreaker, with a ... Read full review

I was seduced

User Review  - nyangel - Borders

Lolita was the final book I had to read in my summer session English class, which allowed it to end in a bang. Nabikov's prose was so beautiful that it almost allowed me to forget that the protagonist ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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

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