Lolita (Novel) Book By Vladimir Nabokov (PDF-Summary-Review-Online Reading-Download)

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Lolita is a 1955 novel written by Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov. The novel is notable for its controversial theme: The unreliable protagonist and narrator, a middle-aged literature professor under the pseudonym Humbert Humbert, is obsessed with a 12-year-old girl, Dolores Haze, with whom he becomes sexually involved after becoming her stepfather "Lolita" is his private nickname for Dolores. The novel was originally written in English and first published in Paris in 1955 by Olympia Press. It was later translated into Russian by Nabokov himself and published in New York City in 1967 by Phaedra Publishers.

Lolita quickly achieved classic status. The novel was adapted into a film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, and another film by Adrian Lyne in 1997. It has also been adapted several times for the stage and has been the subject of two operas, two ballets, and one acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful. Broadway musical. Its assimilation into popular culture is such that the name "Lolita" has been used to imply that a girl is sexually precocious. Many authors consider it the best work of the 20th century, and it has been included in several lists of the best books, such as the Time List of the 100 best novels, Le Monde's 100 books of the century, the Bokklubben World Library, the 100 best of the modern library. Novels and The Great Reading.

Book Details
Originally published: September 1955
Genres: Novel, Erotic literature, Fiction, Tragicomedy
AdaptationsLolita (1997), Lolita (1962)

Book Summary
Humbert Humbert, scholar, esthete, and romantic, has fallen completely and completely in love with Lolita Haze, the twelve-year-old daughter of her landlady, with silky skin and silky skin. Reluctantly, agreeing to marry Mrs. Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; But when The Same begins to seek attention elsewhere, it will take her on a desperate cross-country adventure, all in the name of Love. Fun, outlandish, heartbreaking, and full of ingenious puns, Lolita is an immaculate and unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, illusion, and lust.

Book Review
Lolita burns with a perversity of the most original kind. To Mr. Nabokov, she has distilled from her shocking intellectual farce material of a hundred tests ... Lolita seems like an affirmation of the power of the comic spirit to snatch the delight and truth from the most extravagant materials. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of her abominable hero, who never deceives herself or excuses herself, grotesquely highlights the song, the vulgarity and the hypocritical conventions that permeate human comedy.

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About The Book Author Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin, was a Russian-American novelist. Nabokov wrote his first nine novels in Russian, then rose to international prominence as a master English prose stylist. He also made significant contributions to lepidoptery and had a big interest in chess problems.

Nabokov's Lolita (1955) is frequently cited as his most important novel, and is, at any rate, his most widely known one, exhibiting the love of intricate wordplay and descriptive detail that characterized all his works.

Lolita was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels; Pale Fire (1962) was ranked 53rd on the same list, and his memoir, Speak, Memory (1951), was listed eighth on the publisher's list of the 20th century's greatest nonfiction. He was also a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times.