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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The subject matter is difficult to stomach. He is truly one distubered character. Nabokov’s writing is incredible. Not the greatest book, I have read, but very good, so it receives four stars. I wish the publisher, Vintage Books, would have translated the French sentences in the book, so we just had to tap on it to get the translation. I stopped looking up all the French sentences in the book, this needs to be done.
One of my favorite books . Amazing
Although the premise might seem disturbing, the way that this book is written is so beautiful that it is definitely worth the time.