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Lolita

Taschenbuch von Vladimir Nabokov

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Artikel-Nr.:
70135142
Im Sortiment seit:
12.05.2011
Medium:
Taschenbuch
Einband:
Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor:
Nabokov, Vladimir
Verlag:
Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Imprint:
Penguin Classics
Originalsprache:
Englisch
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Belletristik
Romane, Erzählungen
Seiten:
336
Herkunft:
GROSSBRITANNIEN (GB)
Reihe:
Penguin Modern Classics
Gewicht:
242 gr
Beschreibung
With one of the most controversial novels of the twentieth century, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is a strange, troubling love story told by the one of the most unreliable narrators in literature. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an afterword by Craig Raine. Poet and pervert, Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by twelve-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her, first carnally and then artistically, out of love, 'to fix once for all the perilous magic of nymphets'. 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? Humbert Humbert's seduction is one of many dimensions in Nabokov's dizzying masterpiece, which is suffused with a savage humour and rich, elaborate verbal textures. Filmed by Stanley Kubrick in 1962 starring James Mason and Peter Sellers, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne starring Jeremy Irons and Melanie Griffith, Lolita has lost none of its power to shock and awe. "Lolita is comedy, subversive yet divine...You read Lolita sprawling limply in your chair, ravished, overcome, nodding scandalized assent." (Martin Amis, Observer).
Information zum Autor
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), born in St Petersburg, exiled in Cambridge, Berlin, and Paris, became the greatest Russian writer of the first half of the twentieth century. Fleeing to the US with his family in 1940, he then became the greatest writer in English of the second half of the century, and even 'God's own novelist' (William Deresiewicz). He lived in Europe from 1959 onwards, and died in Montreux, Switzerland. All his major works - novels, stories, an autobiography, poems, plays, lectures, essays and reviews - are published in Penguin Modern Classics.
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