Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING] 1959

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 


Rare 1st printing w/ 50c cover price.

Vintage paperback in very good condition.  Tight copy!  Cover has tanning / discoloation; some aging to spine and creasing around edges.  Text block is square and clean.  Binding tight.  Pages read beautifully w/ some tanning.  *Name of orig. owner written neatly on first page.  

Humbert Humbert - scholar, aesthete and romantic - has fallen completely and utterly in love with Dolores Haze, his landlady's gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for attention elsewhere, he will carry her off on a desperate cross-country misadventure, all in the name of Love. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and full of ingenious word play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, delusion and lust.