Written by Vladimir Nabokov

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Publisher: Olympia Press
Pages: 417
Genre: Classics
Published: 1955-01-01
Original Language: English

Humbert Humbert - scholar, aesthete and romantic - has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady's gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for attention elsewhere, he will carry her off on a desperate cross-country misadventure, all in the name of Love. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and full of ingenious word play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, delusion and lust.

Read from 2009-08-17 to 2009-08-24
Read in English
Rating: 3/5