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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir [Vladimirovich]

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About This Item

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1958 First printing of the first American edition, with 1955 as the publication date: black cloth-backed gray patterned boards, spine lettered in gilt, with the red endpapers, and red top-stain, in original first issue jacket without the "Complete Unexpurgated Edition" statement on the front panel and with the original price of $5.00 listed on the inside front flap. A light bump to upper back corner, else book in fine condition; original dust jacket with a couple tiny closed tears at spine ends, light creasing to upper back cover and upper back spine fold, light creasing near center of bottom back cover, faint creasing near front spine folds, and faint soiling to front cover, else fine. A lovely copy with minimal flaws!

Synopsis

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.

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Reviews

On Aug 26 2014, a reader 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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Bookseller
Idler Fine Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
023199
Title
Lolita
Author
Nabokov, Vladimir [Vladimirovich]
Illustrator
Maclean Damcron (Author photo)
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Publisher
G. P. Putnam's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1958
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Fiction, Russian Literature, Classics.

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