Up Next: ‘Lolita’

Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov

  • Date began: Aug. 6, 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Project: n/a
  • Reading list: Summer 2012
  • Back of the book: Awe and exhileration — along with heartbreak and mordant wit — abound in Lolita, Vladiir 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. Most of all, it is a meditation on love — love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.
  • Awards: Lolita is included on Time’s list of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It is fourth on the Modern Library‘s 1998 list of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th century. It was also included as one of The 100 Best Books of All Time.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s