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Author Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Title Lolita / Vladimir Nabokov ; with an introduction by Martin Amis.
Imprint New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1992.
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Description xxxi, 335 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Everyman's library ; 133
Note First published 1955.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. xxvii).
Note "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso.
Summary With an Introduction by Martin Amis. 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.
Note Adult Follett Library Resources.
Subject Middle-aged men -- Fiction.
Girls -- Fiction.
LCCN 92052931
ISBN 0679410430
Branch Call Number CLASSICS FIC N