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Lolita

Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 1997. ©1955
Series: Vintage international (series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Second Vintage International edition, June 1997View all editions and formats
Summary:
The most controversial classic novel of the 20th century, Lolita tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged man who is aroused to erotic desire only by a young girl. Awe and exhilaration--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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Erotic fiction
Translations
Fiction
Erotic stories
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
ISBN: 9780679723165 0679723161 9780613706254 0613706250 9780329846480 0329846485
OCLC Number: 37686178
Notes: "Originally published, in hardcover, in France by Olympia Press in 1955 and in the United States by the Putnam, Publishing Group, Inc., in 1958"--Title page verso.
Description: 317 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Vintage international (series)
Responsibility: Vladimir Nabokov.

Abstract:

The most controversial classic novel of the 20th century, Lolita tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged man who is aroused to erotic desire only by a young girl. Awe and exhilaration--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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