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The forerunner to Lolita. A very rich use of descriptive vocabulary. Essentially the tale of a dirty old man and the "object" of his affection (more literary than not. Read morePublished 11 months ago by NewBlood
If you didn't know, Lolita wasn't Nabokov's first and only book with an age-discrepant theme. The Enchanter was published in 1986, but the Russian manuscript was written in 1939... Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by The Writer Mo Ibrahim
The Enchanter is a novella Nabokov wrote years before Lolita so it can be taken as a precursor to his famous novel. Read morePublished on July 4, 2011 by Christopher Hivner
Literary translations are seldom as rewarding to read as if one were able to understand the original, because it is the nature of the art form, to be at the vangard of... Read morePublished on April 13, 2010 by saint jerome
...but is it my own lack of a philosophically absolute morality, or Nabokov's ambiguity, that makes The Enchanter such an uncomfortable book to read? Read morePublished on September 11, 2008 by Giordano Bruno
"The Enchanter" is an incredible example of what Nabokov can do in less than 100 pages. The book is a portrait of a pedophile, in his own words. Read morePublished on October 13, 2007 by Jon Linden
Nabokov's Lolita spawns from this short book, and it is fascinating to see the thought process behind the masterpiece. Read morePublished on April 27, 2003 by "audrey325"