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Inhaltsangabe: The official hardcover companion edition for the major motion picture adaptation starring Jeremy Irons and Melanie Griffith, the author's most famous and infamous novel follows an aging, European aesthete's infatuation with a precocious American youngster. 40,000 first printing.
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.
Playfully perverse in form as well as content, riddled with puns and literary allusions, Nabokov's 1955 novel is a hymn to the Russian-born author's delight in his adopted language. Indeed, readers who want to probe all of its allusive nooks and crannies will need to consult the annotated edition. Lolita is undoubtedly, brazenly erotic, but the eroticism springs less from the "frail honey-hued shoulders ... the silky supple bare back" of little Lo than it does from the wantonly gorgeous prose that Humbert uses to recount his forbidden passion:
She was musical and apple-sweet ... Lola the bobby-soxer, devouring her immemorial fruit, singing through its juice ... and every movement she made, every shuffle and ripple, helped me to conceal and to improve the secret system of tactile correspondence between beast and beauty--between my gagged, bursting beast and the beauty of her dimpled body in its innocent cotton frock.Much has been made of Lolita as metaphor, perhaps because the love affair at its heart is so troubling. Humbert represents the formal, educated Old World of Europe, while Lolita is America: ripening, beautiful, but not too bright and a little vulgar. Nabokov delights in exploring the intercourse between these cultures, and the passages where Humbert describes the suburbs and strip malls and motels of postwar America are filled with both attraction and repulsion, "those restaurants where the holy spirit of Huncan Dines had descended upon the cute paper napkins and cottage-cheese-crested salads." Yet however tempting the novel's symbolism may be, its chief delight--and power--lies in the character of Humbert Humbert. He, at least as he tells it, is no seedy skulker, no twisted destroyer of innocence. Instead, Nabokov's celebrated mouthpiece is erudite and witty, even at his most depraved. Humbert can't help it--linguistic jouissance is as important to him as the satisfaction of his arrested libido. --Simon Leake
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Buchbeschreibung Greenwich House, 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. A gently used book, no writing or marks, slight wear to top of dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7W-CLNX-2OKT
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Buchbeschreibung Greenwich House, New York, NY, 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. SPECIALS-This regular size hardcover is very good; minor edge wear in a vg+ jacket. Clean, scarce in hardcover. white w/purple & black lettering Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers May23-15ahbjc11
Buchbeschreibung Greenwich House, 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110517388081
Buchbeschreibung Greenwich House, U.S.A., 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. First printing of this edition. No jacket. Pages clean. Binding good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 022976
Buchbeschreibung Greenwich House, 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0517388081
Buchbeschreibung Greenwich House, 36-bj, 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. Fast shipping with a tracking #. Ships from the US. International shipping may take longer due to customs. ; 8 X 5.60 X 1 inches; 319 pages; Brand new in a clipped DJ with a jacket cover, text is in new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 504772