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Lolita

Lolita

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Published by 2QT Publishing

317 pages

ISBN-10:

0679723161

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9789582701048)

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

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Lolita is a very controversial book by author Nabokov which basically deals with old aging Humpert who seeks out ways to woo a young adolescent girl Dolores Hazes. The th.. More details Lolita is a very controversial book by author Nabokov which basically deals with old aging Humpert who seeks out ways to woo a young adolescent girl Dolores Hazes. The thought of this made me queasy and sick to the stomach but when I actually read the book, it was not as bad as I portrayed it would be. The initial thought based on the plot summary will seem to be like a pornographic illustration rather than a literary novel but in reality it’s far from that. The book is hilarious and wonderfully written by the author oozing with perils of effort and hard work put in by him. Our affluent society regards murder as an unforgivable sin yet abortion is legalised and where homosexuality is now been accepted, a book like Lolita only opens the eyes to look at the broad spectrum rather than whining away behind the dark hoods of ignorance. The book just makes us aware of the reality around us and is so well conceptualised by the author that I was speechless at the end of the entire book. Hide details
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