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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.
Nabokov has such a beautiful writing style that the story and its characters were always with me.
Hard for people to accept the fact that this is more than a story about a young girl and an older man, but this is a love story, and a very strong one at that.
Vladimir Nabokov's amazing prose makes "Lolita" one of the most celebrated 20th century novels ever written.
Soaking in Nabokov's mastery of the English language, I was smitten off my feet by his wit and exuberance. Read morePublished 16 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 16 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 21 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 22 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 23 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 23 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 1 month ago by Griffin Garcon