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Lolita Paperback – 25 Aug 2011

by Sanapalas
236.00 INR

Product Description Review A masterpiece. One of the great works of art of our age ( Independent ) There's no funnier monster in modern literature than poor doomed Humbert Humbert. Going to hell in his company would always be worth the ride ( Independent ) A great novel . . . It widens our own humanity ( Guardian ) You read Lolita sprawling limply in your chair ravished overcome nodding scandalized assent (Martin Amis Observer ) Nabokov's command of words his joy in them his comic and ecstatic use of them makes reading his work such an intense joy ( Daily Telegraph ) Lolita is more the shocking because it is both intensely lyrical and wildly funny ... a Medusa's head with trick paper snakes ( Time ) About the Author Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg in 1899. He moved to England in 1919 and studied at Trinity College Cambridge before moving to Berlin in 1922. Between 1923 and 1940 he published novels short stories plays poems and translations in the Russian language and established himself as one of the most outstanding Russian émigré writers. In 1940 he moved with his wife and son to America where he worked as a lecturer and professor until he retired from teaching in 1959. Nabokov published his first novel in English The Real Life of Sebastian Knight in 1941. His other books include Ada; Laughter in the Dark; Despair; Pnin; Nabokov's Dozen; Invitation to a Beheading; Mary; Bend Sinister; Glory; Pale Fire; The Gift; The Luzhin Defense and Lolita which brought him worldwide fame. In 1973 he was awarded the American National Medal for Literature. Vladimir Nabokov died in 1977.

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