Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov [COLLECTOR'S EDITION HARDCOVER] 1992 • Everyman's Library

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 


Deluxe edition hardcover w/ dust jacket.  Features sewn-in silken bookmark and gilded red cloth boards. 

Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.  Dust jacket has some visible shelf / rub wear.   Book itself is pristine and like new w/ just some wear / fraying to bookmark. 

When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause célèbre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist, Humbert Humbert, and his two principal interlocutors, the pre-pubescent Lolita, and the magnificently weird playwright, Mr Clare Quilty. But Nabokov’s wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century’s classic novels not to the controversy its material aroused, but to the fact that its author used that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness.