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Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov ; with an introduction by Martin Amis

Label
Lolita
Title
Lolita
Statement of responsibility
Vladimir Nabokov ; with an introduction by Martin Amis
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Genre
Language
eng
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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Summary
A novel that studies the moral disintegration of a man whose obsessive desire to possess his step-daughter destroys the lives of those around him
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
005442
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
133
Target audience
adult
Label
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov ; with an introduction by Martin Amis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi Book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxvii)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 335 p.
Isbn
9780679410430
Lccn
92052931
Label
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov ; with an introduction by Martin Amis
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi Book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxvii)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 335 p.
Isbn
9780679410430
Lccn
92052931

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