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Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Putnam, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Putnam, New York 1955. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1955 with no additional printings listed. Black cloth spine over white and gray boards. Jacket priced at $5.00. Book Condition: Very Good+, spots on the boards, tight spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, age toning, spots, chipping. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.
  • Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 8959
  • Title: Lolita
  • Author: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Putnam
  • Date published: 1955
  • Keywords: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov First Edition 1st Printing 1955 Rare Book


Book summary

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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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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