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Lolita

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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He did us all an honour by electing to use, and transform, our language. Anthony Burgess
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Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), born in St Petersburg, exiled in Cambridge, Berlin, and Paris, became the greatest Russian writer of the first half of the twentieth century. Fleeing to the US with his family in 1940, he then became the greatest writer in English of the second half of the century, and even 'God's own novelist' (William Deresiewicz). He lived in Europe from 1959 onwards, and died in Montreux, Switzerland. All his major works - novels, stories, an autobiography, poems, plays, lectures, essays and reviews - are published in Penguin Modern Classics.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 336
Erscheinungsdatum 15.07.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-026407-4
Reihe Penguin Modern Classics
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/12,8/2 cm
Gewicht 230 g
Verkaufsrang 6402
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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.

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