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Lolita / Vladimir Nabokov ; with an introduction by Martin Amis

By: Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977
Material type: TextTextSeries: Everyman's library: 133Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1992Edition: 1st edDescription: xxxi, 335 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 0679410430; 9780679410430Subject(s): Middle-aged men -- Fiction | Girls -- FictionGenre/Form: Erotic fiction. | Love stories.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Lolita.DDC classification: 813.54 LOC classification: PS3527.A15 | L6 1992Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Sample text | Publisher description Summary: When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause celebre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness. Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in this account 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, but most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation
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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxvii)

When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause celebre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness. Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in this account 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, but most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation

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