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Lolita- A lavishly witty dark comedy.

8 years, 5 months ago at Mar 17 17:49
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Lolita is a highly amusing tongue in cheek story of Humbert Humbert an English professor, who inconveniently still idolises his first childhood sweet heart, despite his pressing adult age.

It is surprisingly hard to dislike the hopeless villainous character of Humbert despite his twisted intentions to bring little Lolita into his clutches, as he becomes as much of a victim of his in... read more

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5 years, 4 months ago at Apr 13 12:16
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Lolita is a strange beast of a book. The conflicting emotions that ran through my mind make it impossible to place it any specific genre of novel. Mysteries are supposed to surprise the reader, comedies are supposed to delight the reader, dramas are supposed to move the reader and thrillers are supposed to get their pulse racing. Where does that put Lolita? It manages to move, disgust and make me ... read more
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Description: Amazon.com Review Despite its lascivious reputation, the pleasures of Lolita are as much intellectual as erogenous. It is a love story with the power to raise both chuckles and eyebrows. Humbert Humbert is a European intellectual adrift in America, haunted by memories of a lost adolescent love. When he meets his ideal nymphet in the shape of 12-year-old Dolores Haze, he constructs an elaborate plot to seduce her, but first he must get rid of her mother. In spite of his diabolical wit, reality proves to be more slippery than Humbert's feverish fantasies, and Lolita refuses to conform to his image of the perfect lover. Playful ... (more)
Manufacturer: Vintage
Release date: 13 March 1989
ISBN-10 : 0679723161 | ISBN-13: 9780679723165
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