Lolita

Lolita

Humbert Humbert - scholar, aesthete and romantic - has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady's gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for attention elsewhere, he will carry her off on a desperate cross-country misadventure, all in the name of Love. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and full of ingenious word play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, delusion and lust.

Title:Lolita
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
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    Lolita Reviews

  • Ian

    Between the CoversAfter re-reading "Lolita", I asked my local bookseller if she'd ever read it.She replied firmly, “No…and I’m not going to either. He’s a paedophile.”A bit taken aback, I en...

  • Emily May

    Now, this is going to be embarrassing to admit.As we all should know, reading and enjoying a book is largely about interpretation. People are not the same and we all view things differently; one indiv...

  • Tatiana

    I wasn't even going to write a review of Lolita after finishing it, because, honestly, how many reviews does this classic need? That is, until I started pocking around and reading what others have to ...

  • Rolls

    An old friend used to say that "Ulysses" was a good book to read but not a good book to "read". After reading "Lolita" I understand what he meant.Nabokov was a man obsessed with word games and this bo...

  • Jason

    Nymph. Nymphet. Nymphetiquette. Nymphology. Nymphism. I will never think of 12 year old girls the same way. There’s a stain on my brain. The power of this book is that it’s creepy and taboo, but t...

  • Sean Barrs

    Pushing the boundaries of what acceptable literature can actually be, Lolita is very much a piece of art. For many years I kept hearing about this book, the content sounding disturbing and perhaps eve...

  • Lyn

    I once represented a man who had been accused of statutory rape and sexual exploitation of a minor. I did it because it is my job and I fundamentally believe that everyone, no matter how heinous the c...

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    Astoundingly beautiful prose, a self-aware psychotic narrator who is both unapologetic and yet disgusted by his crime...so many themes in this book, so much symmetry (342). Humbert Humbert knows he is...

  • David

    LUST AND LEPIDOPTERY(Legend of a Licentious Logophile) 1. Libidinous linguist lusts after landlady's lass.2. Lecherous lodger weds lovelorn landlady.3. Landlady loses life.4. Lascivious lewd looks af...

  • Paul Bryant

    Other formerly shocking novels of previous centuries have lost their power, batteries quite flat (Madame Bovary, Ulysses, Lady Chatterly’s Lover) – we love them still but we wince no more, we may ...