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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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The most controversial classic novel of the 20th century, Lolita tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged man who is aroused to erotic desire only by a young girl. Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story 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. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

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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...

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A novel that studies the moral disintegration of a man whose obsessive desire to possess his step-daughter destroys the lives of those around him

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307744029
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Nabokov, Valdimir
Author:
Nabokov, Vladimir
Author:
Nabokov, Vladīmir Vladimirovich
Author:
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Erotic stories
Subject:
Middle aged men
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Foreign Languages -French
Subject:
Foreign Languages-German-Belletristik
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Foreign Languages-French Literature
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19890313
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
317

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
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Product details 317 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307744029 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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...
"Synopsis" by , A novel that studies the moral disintegration of a man whose obsessive desire to possess his step-daughter destroys the lives of those around him
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