Lolita Book
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings


  • Author : Vladimir Nabokov
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307744029

Lolita Excerpt :

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.

The Real Lolita Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

The Real Lolita

  • Author : Sarah Weinman
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735272750

The Real Lolita Excerpt :

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.

Lolita Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Stephen Schiff
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 1557833540

Lolita Excerpt :

(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

Reading Lolita in Tehran Book
Score: 3.5
From 149 Ratings

Reading Lolita in Tehran

  • Author : Azar Nafisi
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2003-12-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588360793

Reading Lolita in Tehran Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • We all have dreams—things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. This is the story of Azar Nafisi’s dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive and secular; several had spent time in jail. They were shy and uncomfortable at first, unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began to open up and to speak more freely, not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Their stories intertwined with those they were reading—Pride and Prejudice, Washington Square, Daisy Miller and Lolita—their Lolita, as they imagined her in Tehran. Nafisi’s account flashes back to the early days of the revolution, when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amid the swirl of protests and demonstrations. In those frenetic days, the students took control of the university, expelled faculty members and purged the curriculum. When a radical Islamist in Nafisi’s class questioned her decision to teach The Great Gatsby, which he saw as an immoral work that preached falsehoods of “the Great Satan,” she decided to let him put Gatsby on trial and stood as the sole witness for the defense. Azar Nafisi’s luminous tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran-Iraq war viewed from Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women’s lives in revolutionary Iran. It is a work of great passion and poetic beauty, written with a startlingly original voice. Praise for Reading Lolita in Tehran “Anyone who has ever belonged to a book group must read this book. Azar Nafisi takes us into the vivid lives of eight women wh

Being Lolita Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Being Lolita

  • Author : Alisson Wood
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250217226

Being Lolita Excerpt :

A dark relationship 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 Book
Score: 4
From 267 Ratings

The Annotated Lolita

  • Author : Владимир Владимирович Набоков
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 457
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679727293

The Annotated Lolita Excerpt :

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

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita Book

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita

  • Author : Ellen Pifer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195150322

Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita Excerpt :

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.

Chasing Lolita Book

Chasing Lolita

  • Author : Graham Vickers
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2008-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781556529689

Chasing Lolita Excerpt :

In the summer of 1958, a 12-year-old girl took the world by storm--"Lolita" was published in the United States--and since then, her name has been taken in vain to serve a wide range of dubious ventures, both artistic and commercial. Offering a full consideration of not only "the Lolita effect" but shifting attitudes toward the mix of sex, children, and popular entertainment from Victorian times to the present, this study explores the movies, theatrical shows, literary spin-offs, artifacts, fashion, art, photography, and tabloid excesses that have distorted Lolita's identity with an eye toward some real-life cases of young girls who became the innocent victims of someone else's obsession--unhappy sisters to one of the most affecting heroines in fiction. New insight is provided into the brief life of Lolita and into her longer afterlives as well.

Lolita in the Afterlife Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Lolita in the Afterlife

  • Author : Jenny Minton Quigley
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Essays
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984898838

Lolita in the Afterlife Excerpt :

A collection of sharp and essential modern pieces by a wide range of celebrated writers on Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita, published in the United States in 1958 to immediate controversy

Vladimir Nabokov   Lolita  Book

Vladimir Nabokov Lolita

  • Author : John Lennard
  • Publisher : Humanities-Ebooks
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847600974

Vladimir Nabokov Lolita Excerpt :

An illuminating study of Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel with special attention to its film versions. From its first publication in 1955 Nabokov's Lolita has been denounced as immoral filth, hailed as a moral masterpiece, and both praised and damne.

Teaching Nabokov s Lolita in the  metoo Era Book

Teaching Nabokov s Lolita in the metoo Era

  • Author : Elena Rakhimova-Sommers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793628398

Teaching Nabokov s Lolita in the metoo Era Excerpt :

Teaching Nabokov's Lolita in the #MeToo Era and Online seeks to answer: how do we balance analysis of Lolita's brilliant language and aesthetic complexity with due attention to its troubling content? Innovative assignments, creative-writing exercises, and new interpretations give readers an opportunity to engage with and reimagine the novel.

Lacanian Perspective of Three Orders and Sexuality In Nabokov   s Lolita Book

Lacanian Perspective of Three Orders and Sexuality In Nabokov s Lolita

  • Author : Alireza Kargar
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2016-11-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781365555831

Lacanian Perspective of Three Orders and Sexuality In Nabokov s Lolita Excerpt :

The present study aims to limit its scope to explore the three top characters in Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov’s Lolita through the aforementioned Lacanian concepts. Through the analysis of the main characters in the mentioned novel, this study asserts that these concepts are structured with the effect of the Lacanian symbolic order and the language. In other words, in this study, it is argued that the formation of the human personality takes place in the unconscious, where desire, alienation and sexuality are formed. Moreover, it is laid bare that each character’s appreciation of reality hinges heavily on his position in one of Lacanian three Orders.

Lolita   S Christmas Angel Book

Lolita S Christmas Angel

  • Author : Cynthia S. De Las Salas M.Ed.
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2018-03-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : 9781546232360

Lolita S Christmas Angel Excerpt :

I trust that as readers read both A, Is for Abuela (book 1) and Lolitas Christmas Angel (book 2), they see two worlds combine into one by the power of education and a loving family. Lolita is now entering her second semester of kindergarten and once again is presented with a choicego to school or go to Cuba. Unfortunately for her, her dad chooses school. This causes Lolita to feel disappointed, but Mrs. McAllister, the best teacher ever, comes to the rescue with her show-and-tell day. Now Lolita has the opportunity to share with her class a family tradition that means the world to her. She brings to life her grandfathers famous Caja China, and life brings on an entirely new meaning.

Puget Sound Orca in Captivity  A  The Fight To Bring Lolita Home Book

Puget Sound Orca in Captivity A The Fight To Bring Lolita Home

  • Author : Sandra Pollard
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467140379

Puget Sound Orca in Captivity A The Fight To Bring Lolita Home Excerpt :

On August 8, 1970, the Southern Resident orcas of Puget Sound were herded into Penn Cove on Whidbey Island by explosives, spotter planes and speedboats in a coordinated effort to capture seven young whales. Between 1964 and 1976, dozens of these now-endangered orcas were torn from their home and sent to marine parks around the globe. Just over a decade later, all but one had died. This lone survivor is Tokitae, also known as Lolita, and she's spent most of her life performing at the Miami Seaquarium. For twenty years, the Orca Network has called for her release, and now the indigenous Lummi Nation, People of the Sea, have joined the fight. Author Sandra Pollard chronicles the extraordinary effort to bring Tokitae home.

Lolita between Adaptation and Interpretation Book

Lolita between Adaptation and Interpretation

  • Author : Anna Pilińska
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-09-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443881463

Lolita between Adaptation and Interpretation Excerpt :

"This book offers a comparative analysis of three versions of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita: namely, the original novel (1955), the script written by the novelist himself and published as Lolita: A Screenplay (1974), and Stanley Kubrick's film based on Lolita's storyline (1962). Kubrick's final product oscillates between adaptation and interpretation, as it draws from both Nabokov's novel and script, but also uses the improvisational talents of the cast, eventually rendering the director's firm auteurial hand clearly visible throughout the film. The book analyses how various additions and subtractions made first by Nabokov as a screenwriter, and later by Kubrick as a movie director, influence the reception of the four main characters: Lolita, Humbert Humbert, Charlotte Haze, and Clare Quilty. The original novel's multilayered web of intertextual references -- among them the works of Edgar Allan Poe and the typically Nabokovian critique of Freudian theories -- becomes significantly reduced in the script and the film, with Kubrick additionally enriching the film version of the story with cinematic references"--Provided by publisher.