Lolita: a Screenplay

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McGraw-Hill, 1974 - Drama - 213 pages
Presents the Russian-American writer's screen adaptation of his 1955 novel

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LOLITA: A Screenplay

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Ten years out of the typewriter, the master's own script, "not in pettish refutation of a munificent film but purely as a vivacious variant of an old novel" — a minor curiosity but undoubtedly a must have for Nabokovians. Read full review

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A shorter review than normal for this one, since I'm sure I've made it perfectly clear throughout my LibraryThing tenure my feelings for the source novel. (See my tag, "The Greatest Novel Ever Written ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1974)

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nobokov was born April 22, 1899 in St. Petersburg, Russia to a wealthy family. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge. When he left Russia, he moved to Paris and eventually to the United States in 1940. He taught at Wellesley College and Cornell University. Nobokov is revered as one of the great American novelists of the 20th Century. Before he moved to the United States, he wrote under the pseudonym Vladimir Serin. Among those titles, were Mashenka, his first novel and Invitation to a Beheading. The first book he wrote in English was The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. He is best know for his work Lolita which was made into a movie in 1962. In addition to novels, he also wrote poetry and short stories. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times, but never won it. Nabokov died July 2, 1977.

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