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Author Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977, author.

Title Lolita / by Vladimir Nabokov.

Published London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.5 NABO    AVAILABLE
Physical description 319 pages ; 21 cm
Notes First British edition.
LC copy in illustrated dust jacket. Acquired under accession no. 0159487, 18 July 1985. DLC.
Originally published Paris, Olympia Press, 1955, two volumes in paper covers.
Juliar, Michael. Vladimir Nabokov, a descriptive bibliography, A28.3.
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.
Local note SpC/WILLIS copy is donated by John Willis.
Subject Girls -- Fiction.
Middle-aged men -- Fiction.
Erotic fiction.
Love stories.
Local author Willis, John, 1931- Donor.
Local series Willis collection
ISBN 0297167626