Lolita

Lolita

[en español]

Book - 2009 | Spanish
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Humbert Humbert attempts to justify his love for and obsession with the barely adolescent Dolores Haze, known as Lolita. Humbert's cross-country flight with his adored nymphet ends with her betrayal of him with his rival, the evil Quilty, who pursues Lolita not out of love but out of lust and selfishness, and who functions as a kind of double for the more pure-hearted (if perverse) Humbert.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Español, 2009.
ISBN: 9780307474674
0307474674
Branch Call Number: NABOK
Characteristics: 389 p. ; 21 cm.

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xhuliagjokaj Jun 20, 2012

A beautifully written twisted story. Nabakov's writing style is utterly amazing, making it seem as if Lolita, not Humbert, initiated their peculiar relationship.

snowbird922 Aug 01, 2011

Excellently written however I could never sympathize with a character so sick and twisted. The book was as amazing as claimed.

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Bayside Jul 02, 2012

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, an 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. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit number one is what the seraphs, the misinformed, simple, noble-winged seraphs, envied. Look at this tangle of thorns.

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