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Lolita by  Vladimir NABOKOV - Paperback - First Edition - 1955 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA and Biblio.com

Lolita

by NABOKOV, Vladimir

Condition: Near Fine


Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition. Two volumes. Printed wrappers with "Francs 900" on both rear panels. Touch of wear at the edges of each volume, along with owner's names and book store stamps, and Volume One with sticker remnant on the rear panel with the price crossed out in pencil and "1,200" written in, else fine. The true first edition of one of the highspots of modern literature. Nabokov wrote the screenplay for the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film with James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, and Sue Lyon in the title role. Remade by Adrian Lyne in 1997 with Jeremy Irons.
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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


  • Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 424362
  • Title: Lolita
  • Author: NABOKOV, Vladimir
  • Format/binding: Softcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: The Olympia Press
  • Place: Paris
  • Date published: 1955
  • Keywords: BooksIntoFilm, RussianLiterature, Sexuality


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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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