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Lolita :  Pocket Penguin Classics - Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita

Pocket Penguin Classics

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Published: March 2006
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Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, fastidious college professor. He also likes little girls. And none more so than Lolita, who he'll do anything to possess. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? ...Or is he all of these?

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Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.

She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.

Did she have a precursor? She did, indeed she did. In point of fact, there might have been no Lolita at all had I not loved, one summer, a certain initial girl-child. In a princedom by the sea. Oh when? About as many years before Lolita was born as my age was that summer. You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style...

ISBN: 9780141023496
ISBN-10: 014102349X
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: March 2006
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 11.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.26