Lolita

đź“’Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Book Title : Lolita
Author : Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2010-08-24
Pages : 336
ISBN : 0307744027
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Lolita Summary : 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.

đź“’Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Book Title : Lolita
Author : Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date : 2012-07-27
Pages : 336
ISBN : 9780141391601
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Lolita Summary : 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.

đź“’Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Book Title : Lolita
Author : Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher : Viking
Release Date : 2011-08-25
Pages : 368
ISBN : 0241953243
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Lolita Summary : 'You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.' Humbert Humbert, a European intellectual adrift in America, is a middle-aged college professor. Haunted by memories of a lost adolescent love, he falls outrageously (and illegally) in lust with his landlady's twelve-year-old daughter Dolores Haze. Obsessed, he'll do anything, will commit any crime, to possess his Lolita. But once Lolita belongs to Humbert, once he has got what he wants, what next? And what of Lolita? How long is she willing to be possessed? 'You read Lolita sprawling limply in your chair, ravished, overcome, nodding scandalized assent' Martin Amis, OBSERVER 'Nabokov's command of words, his joy in them, his comic and ecstatic use of them, wrapped around his particular vision of life, is the Nabokivan finishing touch which makes reading his work such an intense joy' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Lolita is more the shocking because it is both intensely lyrical and wildly funny . . . a Medusa's head with trick paper snakes' TIME

Book Title : Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita
Author : Ellen Pifer
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date : 2003
Pages : 209
ISBN : 0195150333
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita Summary : Midway through the last century, Lolita burst on the literary scene--a Russian exile's extraordinary gift to American letters and the New World. The scandal provoked by the novel's subject--the sexual passion of a middle-aged European for a twelve-year-old American girl--was quickly upstaged by the critical attention it received from readers, scholars, and critics around the world. This casebook gathers together an interview with Nabokov as well as nine critical essays about Lolita. The essays follow a progression focusing first on textual and thematic features and then proceeding to broader topics and cultural implications, including the novel's relations to other works of literature and art and the movies adapted from it.

Book Title : Lolita The Story of a Cover Girl
Author : John Bertram
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2013-07-19
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9781440329883
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Lolita The Story of a Cover Girl Summary : What should Lolita look like? The question has dogged book-cover designers since 1955, when Lolita was first published in a plain green wrapper. The heroine of Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel has often been shown as a teenage seductress in heart-shaped glasses--a deceptive image that misreads the book but has seeped deep into our cultural life, from fashion to film. Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design reconsiders the cover of Lolita. Eighty renowned graphic designers and illustrators (including Paula Scher, Jessica Hische, Jessica Helfand, and Peter Mendelsund) offer their own takes on the book's jacket, while graphic-design critics and Nabokov scholars survey more than half a century of Lolita covers. You'll also find thoughtful essays from such design luminaries as Mary Gaitskill, Debbie Millman, Michael Bierut, Peter Mendelsund, Jessica Helfand, Alice Twemlow, Johanna Drucker, Leland de la Durantaye, Ellen Pifer, and Stephen Blackwell. Through the lenses of design and literature, Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl tells the strange design history of one of the most important novels of the 20th century--and offers a new way for thinking visually about difficult books. You'll never look at Lolita the same way again.

đź“’Lolita by Lance Olsen

Book Title : Lolita
Author : Lance Olsen
Publisher : Twayne Pub
Release Date : 1995
Pages : 143
ISBN : UCSC:32106011120687
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Lolita Summary : This series provides readable guides to the literary works most frequently studied in secondary school.

đź“’Lolita by Edward Albee

Book Title : Lolita
Author : Edward Albee
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Release Date : 1984
Pages : 95
ISBN : 0822206838
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Lolita Summary : THE STORY: Widely familiar as a successful novel and motion picture, LOLITA details the controversial obsession of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged man of some education and refinement, to possess Dolores Haze, a pre-teen nymphet. Comprised of a se

đź“’Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Book Title : Lolita
Author : Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Publisher : Perigee Trade
Release Date : 1958
Pages : 319
ISBN : UOM:39015062084390
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Lolita Summary : (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) When it was published in 1955, "Lolita" immediately became a cause celebre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness. Awe and exhilaration-along with heartbreak and mordant wit-abound in this account 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, but most of all, it is a meditation on love-love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation. With an Introduction by Martin Amis "From the Hardcover edition."

đź“’Lolita by Stephen Schiff

Book Title : Lolita
Author : Stephen Schiff
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date : 1998
Pages : 226
ISBN : 1557833540
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Lolita Summary : (Applause Books). Foreword by Jeremy Irons, preface by Adrian Lyne. Based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, Schiff tells the astounding story behind the most controversial movie of our time. 75 movie stills. "Like Nabokov's novel, it is an eloquent tragedy laced with wit and a serious, disturbing work of art..." The New York Times

Book Title : Critical Insights Lolita
Author : Rachel Stauffer
Publisher : Salem Press
Release Date : 2016-03-01
Pages : 300
ISBN : 1619258463
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Critical Insights Lolita Summary : Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a 37-year-old literary scholar passionately in love with his 12-year-old stepdaughter. This compilation of critical essays examines the controversy behind Lolita's reception, Humbe