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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.
I didn't gain anything from reading this.
I didn't learn anything.
I felt disturbed afterward.
Just because it has purple prose doesn't mean the book is good. Read more
Repetitive and artsy, the French should be translated. Classic sexual obsession resonates, but gets old. Read morePublished 8 days ago by W. Schreiber
I first read this book when I was around 14. Even then, I knew that Humbert Humbert wasn't right in the head. I didn't buy his justifications of what he was doing to Dolores. Read morePublished 8 days ago by SMM2571
I LOVE THIS BOOK! Nabokov's use on the English language is unparalleled - he does incredible things with words. Every single sentence is brilliant. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Maddy C
I started reading this book early yesterday morning, and it proceeded to take over my life for the next 12 hours. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Heather
Excellent read. If you are really curious, it helps to know French.Published 17 days ago by bklvrpw
It's a beautifully written, horribly disturbing book.Published 23 days ago by Tamara L. Goldschmidt
This is a tough one. I can see why this is a classic. The author provides a wonderful description of the world through the protagonists eyes but his views don't align well with... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Jamie H.