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Lolita Paperback – April 30, 1998
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About the Author
Vladimir Nabokov was born in St Petersburg in 1899, but he left Russia when the Bolsheviks seized power. His family moved to England for a brief spell and finally settled in Berlin. His first novel in English was The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, published in 1941. His other books include Ada, Laughter in the Dark, Details of a Sunset and Lolita, his best-known novel. Nabokov died in Montreux, Switzerland in 1977.
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In the end Lolita did not seem to be angry with Humbert. There are delicate emotions that she placed deep into her subconscious. It is why I think she admits that she is not truly in love with her new husband and basically sees Humbert as nothing but a person who can provide her with money.. Lolita “admitting “ to Humbert that her true love was Quilty can possibly be a play on her part to rid her world of both Humbert and Quilty.
Be warned. Try to go into this book with an open mind. It’s hard to get through some of the sensual parts of the book. If you do you will have a better understanding about the vitriol we feel towards pedophiles and a better understanding of the unrelenting compassion we need to keep showing the victims of these horrific crimes.
Lolita begins very convincingly and maintains a kind of sexual tension throughout. It is not pornographic at all. Nor is it harmful. It is a very funny study of humans. I believe that the appreciation of beauty and intricacy of humans is clearly demonstrated.
The author wisely chose subject matter that would place him in a position of sensation and it reads as such.
A tendency to exclude lazy and uneducated readers persists throughout.