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by Vladimir Nabokov

  • ISBN: 024195164X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Subcategory: Classics
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  • Publisher: Viking; 2nd edition (April 1, 2011)
  • FB2 size: 1875 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Vladimir Nabokov on a Book Entitled Lolita. Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male," such were the two titles under which the writer of the present note received the strange pages it preambulates.

Vladimir Nabokov on a Book Entitled Lolita. Its author's bizarre cognomen is his own invention; and, of course, this mask-through which two hypnotic eyes seem to glow-had to remain unlifted in accordance with its wearer's wish. While "Haze" only rhymes with the heroine's real surname, her first name is too closely interwound with the inmost fiber of the book to allow one to alter it; nor (as the reader will perceive for himself) is there any practical necessity to do so.

Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male, such were the two titles under which the writer of the present note received the strange pages it preambulates.

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков (listen); 22 April 1899 – 2 July 1977), also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin (Russian: Влади́мир Си́рин), was a R. .

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков (listen); 22 April 1899 – 2 July 1977), also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin (Russian: Влади́мир Си́рин), was a Russian and American novelist, poet, translator and entomologist. His first nine novels were written in Russian (1926–38), but he achieved international prominence after he began writing English prose. Nabokov became an American citizen in 1945.

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After dusty years in my bookshelf, finally I decided to read "Lolita". I am blown away by this Vladimir Nabokov's work, ironic and dramatic at the same time.

В 1955 году увидела свет Лолита - третий американский роман Владимира. After dusty years in my bookshelf, finally I decided to read "Lolita". I am not shocked, nor I have found those disastrous tones of an announced tragedy that I was expecting from this book. Indeed Nabokov tells us that this work

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Lolita - Ebook written by Vladimir Nabokov. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Lolita. Awe and exhiliration-along with heartbreak and mordant wit-abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America.

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Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel Lolita is published in the . The novel became a bestseller that allowed Nabokov to retire from his career as college professor. The novel, about a man’s obsession with a 12-year-old girl, had been. Nabokov was born in 1899 in St. Petersburg, Russia, into a wealthy and privileged family. He lived in a St. Petersburg townhouse and on a country estate, and learned boxing, tennis, and chess.

'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of my tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta'. Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, frustrated college professor. In love with his landlady's twelve-year-old daughter Lolita, he'll do anything to possess her. Unable and unwilling to stop himself, he is prepared to commit any crime to get what he wants. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? Or is he all of these?
Reviews about Lolita (7):
Lamranilv
I have wanted to read "Lolita" for years. The most useful advice I can give to someone else considering making this puchase, would be to consider buying "The Annotated Lolita." I bought a copy listed as "complete and unabridged" because i was afraid another copy would be edited. It is a controversial book after all. I didnt want to get an abridged version. There are many foreign passages in this book that went over my head. I was unable to find a website devoted to all the interpertations I needed for "Lolita." I was forced to chose between taking a break from reading to google search passages as I came across them, or to skim over them when I was too engrossed to put down the book.
Spare yourself from this hassle and just buy "The Annotated Lolita."
August
This was my first time reading Lolita, but I understand that there are some people here who, having already read this classic before, have decided to look into an annotated version to see how those extra appendages might contribute to the overall experience of a second read through. With this in mind, I'll try to first review the novel itself for those who are unfamiliar, and perhaps undecided, and then I will add my own thoughts on the Introduction and annotations that have been provided by Alfred Appel, Jr.

On the surface, you might imagine it uncomfortable to read a story in which our narrator and protagonist is a middle aged man with an obsessive fetish for "nymphets," who forms a sexual relationship with a 12 year old girl, traveling around the country while cunningly passing himself off as her father. But readers might find it reassuring(or disappointing) to know that there's actually very little obscenity in this novel, that sex is never actually described in detail, that the closest it comes to erotica would be when Lo reclines and naively rests her legs on the narrator's lap for the first time, that this book is actually a highbrow comedy. Humbert Humbert(or H.H.), as he calls himself, is a handsome, wealthy, and intelligent man, who, seemingly bored and callous to the world, constantly injects his uniquely blithe and sardonic humor into the text. Every character he meets is mocked with a jolly contempt. Every scenario in this book is turned into a parody. Consciously aware of his own creepiness and mental fragility, "lucidly insane," H.H. even parodies himself.

Here you will find a writing style that will make you feel more sophisticated just for having understood it. There are literary allusions to please the English buffs, along with an expansive vocabulary including, but not limited to, some rare and exotic words which do not even appear in the standard Kindle dictionary. But most of the humor, I think, is really in the tone and the way characters are portrayed, and even if you don't quite understand every remark H.H. makes, none of this is really necessary to appreciate the story.

In Part Two, the focus starts to shift a bit to some of the more subtle features of their relationship: the places they visited, Dolly growing up, Dolly bringing friends over, Dolly playing tennis, etc. I found it impressive to see how the characters changed and developed throughout this part, and Humbert Humbert's reflections on their relationship were even somewhat profound sometimes. Some people who aren't interested in the aesthetics here might find this area to be a little slow, but I promise you'll be rewarded soon after. The second to last chapter is hilarious.

As for the annotations, they were ok. They provide some extra background information, they translate the French for you, but they were nothing special. Some reviewers have complained about the lack of in-text hyperlinks, but I honestly don't think these would have been beneficial. The numerical chapter headings already have hyperlinks, my kindle app lets me jump back and forth with just a couple finger taps, and in-text hyperlinks would have been distracting. However, A.A. does seem to give away some spoilers in his annotations, so for those who would prefer a full immersion experience and who would like to try to predict some mysteries on their own, I might suggest actually ignoring the annotations the first time they read Lolita, or at least the ones that don't translate French.

The introduction seemed to start off well until Appel started talking about literary involution. There is a lot of involution in Lolita, realism is deliberately thrown out the window sometimes, but I saw this as contributing to the comical effect and nothing more. Appel seems to interpret some kind of subjectivist philosophical meaning in it which I thought just went too far. His anecdote about the Puppet Show, and how his 5 and 3 year old children began laughing to steel themselves against the terror of questioning the reality of reality(whatever that means) was so stupid, I immediately skipped the rest of the Introduction and continued onto the Foreword. Nabokov's commentary on Lolita at the end, however, was pleasant.
Qusserel
To be clear - this review is specific to the Kindle edition of the annotated novel. I would give Lolita itself 5 stars and then some.

There's around 200 pages worth of footnotes and they have a link to the footnotes at the front of each chapter - but no link on the things that are being foot-noted and no indication at all that they were discussed.

There's no easy way to switch back and forth between the footnotes and the main text. To look something up you basically have to page backwards to the first page of the chapter, click on the link, then page forward through the notes to the item you're interested in, then admittedly there IS a link provided there to send you back to the main text.

So to make the links work without constant paging back and forth, it's almost like you have to read the full notes for the chapter BEFORE reading the chapter. It's really distracting and pulling me out of the narrative. I thought it was going to be individual footnotes so I could look things up as I came across them - not one giant note for the whole chapter. (Little individual footnotes was how the intro is formatted.)

You can jump from one footnote to another, from the footnote to multiple spots in the text, etc. But you can't jump directly from the text to the footnote!

I think this is one book that would work a lot better with paper rather than this really poorly formatted ebook edition.

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