by Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.

Format: Book on CD 1997
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV CD-BK F NAB
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  AV
Call Number  CD-BK F NAB
Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction Recorded Book RB F NABOKOV 1997 CRAFTON 03/23
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Fiction Recorded Book
Call Number  RB F NABOKOV 1997 CRAFTON 03/23
South Park Library Classics CD-BK F NAB
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Classics
Call Number  CD-BK F NAB

When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause c l bre 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.

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

From the Hardcover edition.

Additional Information
Subjects Middle-aged men -- Fiction.
Girls -- Fiction.
Erotic fiction.
Love stories.
Publisher New York :Random House,1997
Edition Unabridged ed.
Contributors Irons, Jeremy, 1948-
Participants/Performers Read by Jeremy Irons.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 10 audio discs (11 hrs. 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780739322062
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