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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.
Soaking in Nabokov's mastery of the English language, I was smitten off my feet by his wit and exuberance. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Folger
May be the theme of this novel was scandalous and tabu at the time it was written. I found this novel boring,and repetitious. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Artstu
This is one of the best written books I've ever read. Nabokov's English is magical. Considering he was Russian but wrote this in English puts other writers to shame. Read morePublished 16 days ago by CaroBee
Admirable use of language. Great vocabulary and an onion plot - layers within layers. Incest and paedophilia, being such hot topics of the day, certainly affected the marketing of... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Christopher Geeves
OK folks, many of you who know me and my work will say, "What, has she gone completely crazy???" Well, yes...in a way. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Laura P. Schulman
A masterpiece. This book is the best English prose I've ever read, even compared to his other English novels. His first novels for many years were written in Russian. Read morePublished 18 days ago by sashatagger
Lolita. The sassy, sometimes funny and carefree girl who never grew in the eyes of Humbert. Masterpiece Nabokov sounds like a Symphony dedicated to forbidden love. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Griffin Garcon