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With one of the most controversial novels of the twentieth century, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is a strange, troubling love story told by the one of the most unreliable narrators in literature. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an afterword by Craig Raine. Poet and pervert, Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by twelve-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her, first carnally and then artistically, out of love, 'to fix once for all the perilous magic of nymphets'. 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? Humbert Humbert's seduction is one of many dimensions in Nabokov's dizzying masterpiece, which is suffused with a savage humour and rich, elaborate verbal textures. Filmed by Stanley Kubrick in 1962 starring James Mason and Peter Sellers, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne starring Jeremy Irons and Melanie Griffith, Lolita has lost none of its power to shock and awe. "Lolita is comedy, subversive yet divine...You read Lolita sprawling limply in your chair, ravished, overcome, nodding scandalized assent." (Martin Amis, Observer).
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Vladimir Nabokov was born in 1899 in St Petersburg. He wrote his first literary works in Russian, but rose to international prominence as a masterly prose stylist for the novels he composed in English, most famously, Lolita. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels, short stories, plays, poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian émigré writers. He died in 1977.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 336
Erscheinungsdatum 15.07.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-118253-7
Reihe Penguin Modern Classics
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/12,8/2 cm
Gewicht 242 g
Verkaufsrang 4.062
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One of my favourite books of all time. It's a book I have to read again every few years. A deeply moving book, timeless in its controversy. It made me cry, laugh out loud or feel disgust, when I started to feel pity for Humbert Humbert. One of my favourite books of all time. It's a book I have to read again every few years. A deeply moving book, timeless in its controversy. It made me cry, laugh out loud or feel disgust, when I started to feel pity for Humbert Humbert.

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