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Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita
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Awe and exhiliration--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... show more
Awe and exhiliration--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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679723165 (9582701048)
ASIN: 679723161
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 336
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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