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Lolita

Lolita

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by Nabokov, Vladimir | Fiction & related items
Published 07/09/2023 by Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics) in the United Kingdom as part of the Penguin Clothbound Classics series
Hardback | 336 pages
205 x 137 x 30mm | 454g


Vladimir Nabakov's shocking masterpiece, now in a beautifully designed clothbound edition'Lolita is comedy, subversive yet divine' Martin AmisPoet and pervert, Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by twelve-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her, first carnally and then artistically, out of love, 'to fix once for all the perilous magic of nymphets'. Is he in love or insane? A tortured soul or a monster? Humbert Humbert's seduction is one of many dimensions in Nabokov's dizzying masterpiece, which is suffused with a savage humour and rich, elaborate verbal textures. Filmed by Stanley Kubrick in 1962 starring James Mason and Peter Sellers, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne starring Jeremy Irons and Melanie Griffith, Lolita has lost none of its power to shock and awe.

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