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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita

Manrique, April 1, 2014

If you are browsing this review you might be contemplating reading Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male by Vladimir Nabokov; and I have one opinion on that, READ IT!
Not to spoil the book, but here is a brief summary of Lolita: Humbert Humbert the narrator and main character of Lolita writes to us, his “jury” the events of his life and the twisted reason behind them. As a young child Humbert fell in love with a girl named Annabel, they are very sexual but don’t have sex before Annabel’s death. This leaves Humbert stuck on his love and every trait about her, including her youth. He tries to escape his lust for young girls whom he calls Nymphets, but even with marriage he cannot escape the pull they have on his heart and in his pants. During a trip to the United States (he is originally from France) he rents a room from Charlotte Haze, who just happens to have a young pre pubescent daughter, named Lolita. Through events Lolita and Humbert become lovers, which leads them on a cross-country trip that ends with heartbreak and death.
Here is a little background information on the author Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov. He was born in Russia in 1899, after the Russian Revolution his family and he where exiled to England. His writing carrier first started with writing in Russian, but a move to America with his wife and son inspired him to write in English. Many publishers turned down Lolita due to its obscene topic; many countries also banned the novel. No book had been written like Lolita, exploring the dark side of sex and impure ideas.
Nobokov’s beautiful diction and use of literary elements paints a beautiful picture with such a horrible subject; an example of this is this is Humberts ablity to express his love of Lolita “ I loved you. I was a pentapod monster, but I loved you. I was despicable and brutal, and turpid, and everything, mais je t’aimais, je taimais” (32.) The use of foreshadowing and fate is very aperient through out the whole book, from the reparation of numbers to name and titles creating a whole connection between every detail of the book. One theme I found very prominent through out the novel is the stereotypical suburban blindness; as long as the handsome face of Humbert kept up his appearance and kept his dark secrets hidden no one ever questioned the charming man and his “daughter”.
Being the first of it’s kind; Lolita opened the world to a new point of view and darkness. The book does leave out how Lolita feels and ends without hearing her outcome but by doing so it leaves the reader with questions and is an artist choice chosen by Nabokov. Lolita set the bar high for many postmodernist novels and philological novels. The secret lives of the American suburban social class has a dark secret hidden by perfection of appearances and this theme is exceptionally shown through this novel.
In conclusion I deem Lolita a must read, its an amazing and controversial master piece!
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita

Manrique, April 1, 2014

If you are browsing this review you might be contemplating reading Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male by Vladimir Nabokov; and I have one opinion on that, READ IT!
Not to spoil the book, but here is a brief summary of Lolita: Humbert Humbert the narrator and main character of Lolita writes to us, his “jury” the events of his life and the twisted reason behind them. As a young child Humbert fell in love with a girl named Annabel, they are very sexual but don’t have sex before Annabel’s death. This leaves Humbert stuck on his love and every trait about her, including her youth. He tries to escape his lust for young girls whom he calls Nymphets, but even with marriage he cannot escape the pull they have on his heart and in his pants. During a trip to the United States (he is originally from France) he rents a room from Charlotte Haze, who just happens to have a young pre pubescent daughter, named Lolita. Through events Lolita and Humbert become lovers, which leads them on a cross-country trip that ends with heartbreak and death.
Here is a little background information on the author Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov. He was born in Russia in 1899, after the Russian Revolution his family and he where exiled to England. His writing carrier first started with writing in Russian, but a move to America with his wife and son inspired him to write in English. Many publishers turned down Lolita due to its obscene topic; many countries also banned the novel. No book had been written like Lolita, exploring the dark side of sex and impure ideas.
Nobokov’s beautiful diction and use of literary elements paints a beautiful picture with such a horrible subject; an example of this is this is Humberts ablity to express his love of Lolita “ I loved you. I was a pentapod monster, but I loved you. I was despicable and brutal, and turpid, and everything, mais je t’aimais, je taimais” (32.) The use of foreshadowing and fate is very aperient through out the whole book, from the reparation of numbers to name and titles creating a whole connection between every detail of the book. One theme I found very prominent through out the novel is the stereotypical suburban blindness; as long as the handsome face of Humbert kept up his appearance and kept his dark secrets hidden no one ever questioned the charming man and his “daughter”.
Being the first of it’s kind; Lolita opened the world to a new point of view and darkness. The book does leave out how Lolita feels and ends without hearing her outcome but by doing so it leaves the reader with questions and is an artist choice chosen by Nabokov. Lolita set the bar high for many postmodernist novels and philological novels. The secret lives of the American suburban social class has a dark secret hidden by perfection of appearances and this theme is exceptionally shown through this novel.
In conclusion I deem Lolita a must read, its an amazing and controversial master piece!
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita

Manrique, April 1, 2014

If you are browsing this review you might be contemplating reading Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male by Vladimir Nabokov; and I have one opinion on that, READ IT!
Not to spoil the book, but here is a brief summary of Lolita: Humbert Humbert the narrator and main character of Lolita writes to us, his “jury” the events of his life and the twisted reason behind them. As a young child Humbert fell in love with a girl named Annabel, they are very sexual but don’t have sex before Annabel’s death. This leaves Humbert stuck on his love and every trait about her, including her youth. He tries to escape his lust for young girls whom he calls Nymphets, but even with marriage he cannot escape the pull they have on his heart and in his pants. During a trip to the United States (he is originally from France) he rents a room from Charlotte Haze, who just happens to have a young pre pubescent daughter, named Lolita. Through events Lolita and Humbert become lovers, which leads them on a cross-country trip that ends with heartbreak and death.
Here is a little background information on the author Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov. He was born in Russia in 1899, after the Russian Revolution his family and he where exiled to England. His writing carrier first started with writing in Russian, but a move to America with his wife and son inspired him to write in English. Many publishers turned down Lolita due to its obscene topic; many countries also banned the novel. No book had been written like Lolita, exploring the dark side of sex and impure ideas.
Nobokov’s beautiful diction and use of literary elements paints a beautiful picture with such a horrible subject; an example of this is this is Humberts ablity to express his love of Lolita “ I loved you. I was a pentapod monster, but I loved you. I was despicable and brutal, and turpid, and everything, mais je t’aimais, je taimais” (32.) The use of foreshadowing and fate is very aperient through out the whole book, from the reparation of numbers to name and titles creating a whole connection between every detail of the book. One theme I found very prominent through out the novel is the stereotypical suburban blindness; as long as the handsome face of Humbert kept up his appearance and kept his dark secrets hidden no one ever questioned the charming man and his “daughter”.
Being the first of it’s kind; Lolita opened the world to a new point of view and darkness. The book does leave out how Lolita feels and ends without hearing her outcome but by doing so it leaves the reader with questions and is an artist choice chosen by Nabokov. Lolita set the bar high for many postmodernist novels and philological novels. The secret lives of the American suburban social class has a dark secret hidden by perfection of appearances and this theme is exceptionally shown through this novel.
In conclusion I deem Lolita a must read, its an amazing and controversial master piece!
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita

Manrique, April 1, 2014

If you are browsing this review you might be contemplating reading Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male by Vladimir Nabokov; and I have one opinion on that, READ IT!
Not to spoil the book, but here is a brief summary of Lolita: Humbert Humbert the narrator and main character of Lolita writes to us, his “jury” the events of his life and the twisted reason behind them. As a young child Humbert fell in love with a girl named Annabel, they are very sexual but don’t have sex before Annabel’s death. This leaves Humbert stuck on his love and every trait about her, including her youth. He tries to escape his lust for young girls whom he calls Nymphets, but even with marriage he cannot escape the pull they have on his heart and in his pants. During a trip to the United States (he is originally from France) he rents a room from Charlotte Haze, who just happens to have a young pre pubescent daughter, named Lolita. Through events Lolita and Humbert become lovers, which leads them on a cross-country trip that ends with heartbreak and death.
Here is a little background information on the author Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov. He was born in Russia in 1899, after the Russian Revolution his family and he where exiled to England. His writing carrier first started with writing in Russian, but a move to America with his wife and son inspired him to write in English. Many publishers turned down Lolita due to its obscene topic; many countries also banned the novel. No book had been written like Lolita, exploring the dark side of sex and impure ideas.
Nobokov’s beautiful diction and use of literary elements paints a beautiful picture with such a horrible subject; an example of this is this is Humberts ablity to express his love of Lolita “ I loved you. I was a pentapod monster, but I loved you. I was despicable and brutal, and turpid, and everything, mais je t’aimais, je taimais” (32.) The use of foreshadowing and fate is very aperient through out the whole book, from the reparation of numbers to name and titles creating a whole connection between every detail of the book. One theme I found very prominent through out the novel is the stereotypical suburban blindness; as long as the handsome face of Humbert kept up his appearance and kept his dark secrets hidden no one ever questioned the charming man and his “daughter”.
Being the first of it’s kind; Lolita opened the world to a new point of view and darkness. The book does leave out how Lolita feels and ends without hearing her outcome but by doing so it leaves the reader with questions and is an artist choice chosen by Nabokov. Lolita set the bar high for many postmodernist novels and philological novels. The secret lives of the American suburban social class has a dark secret hidden by perfection of appearances and this theme is exceptionally shown through this novel.
In conclusion I deem Lolita a must read, its an amazing and controversial master piece!
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