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  • Published: 7 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241953242
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

Lolita




Reissue of one of the best-known novels of the 20th century - the controversial story of Humbert Humbert who falls in love with twelve year old Lolita

'You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.'

Humbert Humbert, a European intellectual adrift in America, is a middle-aged college professor. Haunted by memories of a lost adolescent love, he falls outrageously (and illegally) in lust with his landlady's twelve-year-old daughter Dolores Haze. Obsessed, he'll do anything, will commit any crime, to possess his Lolita.

But once Lolita belongs to Humbert, once he has got what he wants, what next? And what of Lolita? How long is she willing to be possessed?

  • Published: 7 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241953242
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for Lolita

A masterpiece. One of the great works of art of our age

Independent

There's no funnier monster in modern literature than poor, doomed Humbert Humbert. Going to hell in his company would always be worth the ride

Independent

A great novel . . . It widens our own humanity

Guardian

You read Lolita sprawling limply in your chair, ravished, overcome, nodding scandalized assent

Martin Amis, Observer

Nabokov's command of words, his joy in them, his comic and ecstatic use of them, makes reading his work such an intense joy

Daily Telegraph

Lolita is more the shocking because it is both intensely lyrical and wildly funny ... a Medusa's head with trick paper snakes

Time