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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.
Great literature/writing. Have your dictionary handy and use it in order to understand what the author is trying to say. Intense and thought provoking. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Lucy
Brought it for a class. Brought it used Good enough condition but the cover wasn't the same. But all in all good.Published 7 days ago by cynthia
Good book. Kind of slow. Maybe just not my cup of tea as far as writing style. I would recommend it but it's not one of the best or life changing books I have read. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Kelly Saslow
Great book over all, I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could but alas. Fun to read almost the entire time, it's just that the middle was a little drab. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Alex
Dolores, Dolly, Lo, Lola, Lolita. My only regret with this book is that I did not read it sooner.Published 17 days ago by Sandeep Desai