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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - eightambliss - LibraryThing
The Enchanter can only be described as a precursor to Lolita. Simply put, it is the story of a middle-aged man, who lusts after a young girl (who fits Lo's description with her nimble legs and ... Read full review
THE ENCHANTERUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A 1939 Paris novella of Nabokov's that, as he acknowledged, served as "the first little throb" for Lolita—being as well about a tormented pedophile who's willing to go so far as to take on the girl's ... Read full review