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The Russian-born author has amazing control of the English language--his jaw-dropping prose comes through powerfully on this audiotape (though some scholars believe the novel symbolizes Nabokov's internal struggle with the English language). Regardless of whether you condemn or condone the classic, listening to this audio rendition is a must. --Gina Kaysen (Running time: 11.5 hours) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Humbert Humbert narrates this tale of his love and obsession for Lolita.
Stylistically, there are few novels in English that match Nabokov's masterpiece for the seriously playful love and use of language.
Because many - if not most - readers have formed views about the subject matter and the characters before they have read the book.
Simply put: The reader thinks of Humbert as a good, but tragic, figure because Humbert says he is. The reader readily buys into Humbert's idea of himself even though all evidence... Read morePublished 8 days ago by DAE
I got this for my lovely lady friend, and upon asking her to help rate it, she said: "I enjoyed the first half. I don't feel like rating it right now. Read morePublished 11 days ago by JimmyGrits
I picked up Lolita based more on intrigue than anything, having heard brilliant things, and controversy often attracts me to movies or books. Read morePublished 14 days ago by kevzilla23
The book cover doesn't matches. This is not what I expected!Published 18 days ago by Esmeralda Sanchez
**This is not a review about the book. Only about the product and the shipping!!**
I bought a new hardcover version of Lolita and I received it on time. Read more