Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 03/02/2000
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Whether you like it or not, this is a love story
Humbert loves Lolita because he cannot forget the girl with whom he fell in love with as a child; Lolita loves him because she has no father and may as wel... READ MORE
Amy Pirt at Thanet


'Lolita is comedy, subversive yet divine' Martin Amis, Observer Poet and pervert, Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by twelve-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her, first carnally and then artistically, 'to fix once for all the perilous magic of nymphets'. Is he in love or insane? A tortured soul or a monster? Humbert Humbert's fixation is one of many dimensions in Nabokov's dizzying masterpiece, which is suffused with a savage humour and rich, elaborate verbal textures. Filmed by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne, Lolita has lost none of its power to shock and awe.'There's no funnier monster in literature than poor, doomed Humbert Humbert' Independent

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141182537
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 234g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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My favourite novel
Lolita is haunting, delicate and charming, and all the more unnerving for being these things, considering that the narrator is a deranged child-molester. L... READ MORE
Lauren McNeilage
Brilliant- changed the way I think
I read this book when I was 18, so three years ago, and I still love it now and enjoy re-reading it. This is a book which is extremely well written, the au... READ MORE
A thinker and a debater
This is a vintage classic so it has to be read, different people with different backgrounds and belief systems will have differing opinions. However no one... READ MORE
intense, yet beautiful
Lolita is an enchanting novel which explores the concept of being 'in love with love'. Humbert Humbert sets his case to the reader in order to persuade his... READ MORE
Brilliant read!
I read this book last year after a friend recommended it. Though a very sensitive subject [paedophilia] it is a fantastic book, extremely well written and ... READ MORE
keeley hydon
Disturbingly romantic and beautifully twisted
Nabokov's Lolita, in my view, is a literary masterpiece that details the sadistic relationship between a man and his step daughter whom he sees as a whimsi... READ MORE
Freya  McDonald
one of my favourite books ever
such a tragic yet delicate novel. the trick of this book is that humbert writes in a poetic manner, trying disguise the disturbing truth. i would recommend... READ MORE
Joseph  Hallam