Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov


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dc.title Lolita
dc.creator Nabokov, Vladimir, 1869-1922
dc.subject Pedophilia LCSH
dc.description A middle-aged professor becomes sexually obsessed with a twelve-year-old girl.
dc.publisher Vintage International
dc.contributor Vladimir Nabokov 03-13-1989 W3CDTF
dc.type Text DCMIType
dc.format Softcover book, 317 pages, 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.9 in.
dc.identifier ISBN-13 978-0679723165
dc.language en-US RFC4646
dc.relation Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov; originally published by Olympia Press, Paris: 1955
dc.coverage 1955-1989
dc.rights All rights reserved


Lolita is the story of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged professor of literature who becomes lustfully obsessed with twelve-year-old Dolores Haze, eventually marrying her mother and becoming her stepfather. Nabokov’s novel, written in English and published in Paris in 1955, was later banned in France until 1958 for being “a dangerous book” (Cornell University Library). It was also banned in England, Australia, Burma, Belgium, and Austria.

Works citd: “Publishing Lolita.” Cornell Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Nabokov’s Lolita. Cornell University Library, 2005. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.