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Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov, Craig Raine
Lolita
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The story of Humbert Humbert, poet and pervert, and his obsession with 12-year-old Dolores Haze. Determined to possess his `Lolita` both carnally and artistically, Humbert embarks on a disastrous courtship that can only end in tragedy. Amazon.com description: Product Description: Humbert Humbert... show more
The story of Humbert Humbert, poet and pervert, and his obsession with 12-year-old Dolores Haze. Determined to possess his `Lolita` both carnally and artistically, Humbert embarks on a disastrous courtship that can only end in tragedy. Amazon.com description: Product Description: Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, fastidious college professor. He also likes little girls. And none more so than Lolita, who he`ll do anything to possess. 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141182537 (0141182539)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 378
Edition language: English
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Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
4.0 Lolita
I loved it. I had always assumed that I would hate it, knowing that it was about an older man taking advantage of a very young girl. What I hadn't realized was that it is a book knowingly written from the villain's point of view. I had thought it would be all excuses and romanticism. That stuff is t...
andrzejtabaka
andrzejtabaka rated it
5.0 Wspaniała literatura
Wspaniała literatura. Obowiązkowa pozycja dla każdego miłośnika książek.
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
1.0 Lolita by Vladomir Nabokov
3/2 - Just like reading a paedophiles' autobiography. Full of justification as to why it's not his fault for feeling the way he feels for 'his Lolita'. To be continued...10/2 - I don't know if the writing is 'beautiful' enough to make up for the discomforting feeling of reading a paedophiiles' jou...
Gene
Gene rated it
4.0 Lolita
In this classic novel a middle-aged guy who calls himself Humbert Humbert is a pedophile. He falls in love with a young girl and is determined to get her, no matter the price. The general idea of the novel is so well-known I will not spend much time on it. The modern Western society programmed to h...
the reading chronicles
the reading chronicles rated it
4.0 Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita
Humbert Humbert - scholar, aesthete and romantic - has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady's gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; bu...
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