Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0679723161 Global Overview for this book
Registered by indygo88 of Lafayette, Indiana USA on 4/26/2008
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Saturday, April 26, 2008
"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. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness.
Awe and exhilaration–along with heartbreak and mordant wit–abound in this account 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, but most of all, it is a meditation on love–love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation."

I couldn't remember if I had a copy of this or not (alas, I did!), so I picked it up when I saw it at Goodwill. It's a somewhat newer trade paperback edition. (cover art different than that pictured above)

Journal Entry 2 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Sunday, April 27, 2008
Into my Best of BC bookbox it goes...!

Journal Entry 3 by jenptcfan from Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on Monday, June 02, 2008
Taken from the best of bc box. Thanks!

Journal Entry 4 by jenptcfan from Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on Sunday, July 06, 2008
I finally finished this today! A few thoughts about this book.

1. I wish there would have been footnotes for translations of all of the French phrases.

2. I thought it was odd how a book on this subject could be both disgusting and witty at the same time.

I'm glad I read it just for the sake of being able to say I've read it, but it's not the type of book I would re-read.

I'll make this available for a later bookbox.

Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 5 by jenptcfan from Mechanicsville, Virginia USA on Thursday, November 13, 2008
Into my banned books bookbox this goes!

Journal Entry 6 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Wednesday, December 31, 2008
removed from the banned bookbox

Journal Entry 7 by NMReader at By hand, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, February 02, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (2/2/2009 UTC) at By hand, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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I handed to Jare near the playground. Hope he enjoys

Journal Entry 8 by jare from Hudson, Florida USA on Monday, February 02, 2009
Thank you! How cool is it to win a prize and be able to pick it up in person at a park?

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