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LOLITA [FEL FACSIMILE OF 1955 FIRST EDITION] by  VLADIMIR NABOKOV - Paperback - Limited Edition - 1983 - from RON RAMSWICK BOOKS, IOBA  and Biblio.com

LOLITA [FEL FACSIMILE OF 1955 FIRST EDITION]

by NABOKOV, VLADIMIR

Condition: Fine


Shelton, Connecticut: First Edition Library, 1983. Lolita was first published by the Olympia Press, Paris in 1955. This two volume exact facsimile was published by the First Edition Library in 1983 with enormous attention to detail. Two volumes bound in dull green wrappers as issued by the Olympia Press. Housed in a cream cloth covered clamshell box with green leather spine labels titled in gilt. This title and two others (Tropic of Cancer and Ulysses) were published by The First Edition Library by subscription only in a special series "Published in Paris Banned." Both volumes as well as the clamshell box are bright and fine, as new. See photos. . Limited Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.
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Lolita is widely regarded as one of the greatest books of the 20th Century.  The cultural influence of Lolita cannot be understated, and numerous editions have been printed since 1955. The book has been made into movies, plays, and has sparked countless conversations about relationships and the nature of obsession. Even the covers of the later editions have sparked controversy, as they feature potentially suggestive depictions of the famous "nymphet". Unsurprisingly, Lolita is often at the top of banned books lists in high schools. - - Read more: Identifying first editions of LOLITA [FEL FACSIMILE OF 1955 FIRST EDITION]



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On Aug 26 2014, said:
  "Vladimir Nabokov's postmodern masterpiece about a man's obsession with a young girl is nothing short of remarkable. Not only does Nabokov situate the story within the context of Cold War America, but he has the ability to make the reader sympathise with an otherwise immoral character. Through Nabokov's lyrical, poetic and deceptive writing, the story becomes at once comical and poignant. Underneath all the amusing and colourful metaphors and allusions to American popular culture is a deeply affecting story about obsession, innocence and unrequited love. As with Jack Kerouac's On The Road, the theme of 'the journey' is strongly emphasised throughout, as the lead character descends deeper into madness as he and his step-daughter travel around America. A cult classic and must-read, Lolita is the work of genius."


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facsimile
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fine
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