Lolita

Lolita
Author: Vladīmir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9780679723165
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Release: 1997
Editor: Vintage Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A novel that studies the moral disintegration of a man whose obsessive desire to possess his step-daughter destroys the lives of those around him

Lolita

Lolita
Author: Vladimir V. Nabokov
Pages: 504
ISBN: 315019833X
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Lolita

Lolita
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9390315387
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Real Lolita

The Real Lolita
Author: Sarah Weinman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780735272750
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Release: 2018-09-11
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A gripping true-crime investigation of the 1948 abduction of Sally Horner and how it inspired Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel Lolita. Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time, selling over sixty million copies worldwide to date. Yet very few of its readers know that the subject of the novel was derived from a real-life case: the 1948 abduction of eleven-year-old Sally Horner. Weaving together suspenseful crime narrative, cultural and social history, and literary investigation, The Real Lolita tells Sally Horner's full story for the very first time. Drawing upon extensive investigations, legal documents, old news stories, public records, and interviews with remaining relatives, Sarah Weinman establishes with authority how much Nabokov knew of the Sally Horner case and the efforts he took to disguise that knowledge during the process of writing and publishing Lolita. As she walks us through Sally's story, Weinman takes us on an intimate and panoramic tour of mid-century America, from Sally's home in Camden, New Jersey, to her place of rescue in California, and back to the East Coast again. The story of Sally Horner echoes the stories of countless girls and women who never had the chance to speak for themselves. By diving deeper in the publication history of Lolita and restoring Sally to her rightful place in the lore of the novel's creation, The Real Lolita casts a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic.

Being Lolita

Being Lolita
Author: Alisson Wood
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250217226
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A dark romance evolves between a high schooler and her English teacher in this breathtakingly powerful memoir about a young woman who must learn to rewrite her own story. “Have you ever read Lolita?” So begins seventeen-year-old Alisson’s metamorphosis from student to lover and then victim. A lonely and vulnerable high school senior, Alisson finds solace only in her writing—and in a young, charismatic English teacher, Mr. North. Mr. North gives Alisson a copy of Lolita to read, telling her it is a beautiful story about love. The book soon becomes the backdrop to a connection that blooms from a simple crush into a forbidden romance. But as Mr. North’s hold on her tightens, Alisson is forced to evaluate how much of their narrative is actually a disturbing fiction. In the wake of what becomes a deeply abusive relationship, Alisson is faced again and again with the story of her past, from rereading Lolita in college to working with teenage girls to becoming a professor of creative writing. It is only with that distance and perspective that she understands the ultimate power language has had on her—and how to harness that power to tell her own true story. Being Lolita is a stunning coming-of-age memoir that shines a bright light on our shifting perceptions of consent, vulnerability, and power. This is the story of what happens when a young woman realizes her entire narrative must be rewritten—and then takes back the pen to rewrite it.

The Annotated Lolita

The Annotated Lolita
Author: Владимир Владимирович Набоков,Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Pages: 457
ISBN: 9780679727293
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Release: 1991
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The textural discussion accompanying this novel examines the thematic and technical elements which make it a literary classic

Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran
Author: Azar Nafisi
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9780812979305
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Release: 2008
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group of young women who came together at her home in secret every Thursday to read and discuss great books of Western literature, explaining the influence of Lolita, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, and other works on their lives and goals. Reader's Guide included. Reissue. 75,000 first printing.

Lolita

Lolita
Author: Richard Corliss
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781838716905
Available:
Release: 2019-07-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Stanley Kubrick's version of Vladimir Nabokov's novel was one of the most controversial films of the 1960s. This analysis is written by Richard Corliss, editor of 'Film Comment'. It features a brief production history and a detailed filmography.

Lolita

Lolita
Author: Stephen Schiff
Pages: 226
ISBN: 1557833540
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Release: 1998
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

(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

Lolita A Screenplay

Lolita  A Screenplay
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307787606
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Release: 2011-02-16
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The screenplay for Kubrik's 1962 film tells the story of an older man's obsession with a young girl.

Lolita

Lolita
Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Pages: 335
ISBN: UOM:39015063275062
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Release: 1992
Editor: Everyman's Library
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A novel that studies the moral disintegration of a man whose obsessive desire to possess his step-daughter destroys the lives of those around him

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita
Author: Ellen Pifer,Professor of English and Comparative Literature Ellen Pifer
Pages: 209
ISBN: 0195150333
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eight reprinted essays, mostly from the 1990s, examine various facets of the Russian exile's 1955 novel that has raised literary, legal, and religious hackles since it was first published. Also included is a 1967 interview with Nabokov by Herbert Gold. There is no index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

The Annotated Lolita

The Annotated Lolita
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780307788085
Available:
Release: 2011-08-17
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The annotated text of this modern classic. It assiduously illuminates the extravagant wordplay and the frequent literary allusions, parodies, and cross-references. Edited with a preface, introduction and notes by Alfred Appel, Jr.

Lolita

Lolita
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307744029
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Release: 2010-08-24
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Lolita in the Afterlife

Lolita in the Afterlife
Author: Jenny Minton Quigley
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781984898838
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Release: 2021
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"A vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on the perennially controversial Lolita, by a wide range of celebrated writers, edited by the daughter of Lolita's original publisher"--

Lolita

Lolita
Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 206
ISBN: UCSC:32106016920321
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Release: 1993
Editor: Chelsea House Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a selection of literary criticism focusing on Vladimir Nabokov's controversial character, including critical extracts and essays from noted critics

The Lolita Effect

The Lolita Effect
Author: M. Gigi Durham
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781590205945
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Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pop culture—and the advertising that surrounds it—teaches young girls and boys five myths about sex and sexuality: Girls don't choose boys, boys choose girls—but only sexy girls; there's only one kind of sexy—slender, curvy, white beauty; girls should work to be that type of sexy; the younger a girl is, the sexier she is; and sexual violence can be hot. Together, these five myths make up the Lolita Effect, the mass media trends that work to undermine girls’ self-confidence, that condone female objectification, and that tacitly foster sex crimes. But identifying these myths and breaking them down can help girls learn to recognize progressive and healthy sexuality and protect themselves from degrading media ideas and sexual vulnerability.

A Study Guide for Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita

A Study Guide for Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410336156
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Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita
Author: Ellen Pifer
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9780195150322
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Release: 2003
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Midway through 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. The essays follow a progression focusing first on textual and thematic features and then proceeding to broader issues and cultural implications, including the novel's relations to other works of literature and art and the movies adapted from it.

Lolita The Story of a Cover Girl

Lolita   The Story of a Cover Girl
Author: John Bertram,Yuri Leving
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781440329883
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Release: 2013-07-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.