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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.

Format: Book on CD 1997
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV CD-BK F NAB
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  AV
 
Call Number  CD-BK F NAB
 
 
South Park Library Classics CD-BK F NAB
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Classics
 
Call Number  CD-BK F NAB
 
 
Summary

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.
Audiobooks.
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
0739322060
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