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The Enchanter written by Vladimir Nabokov performed by Christopher Lane on CD (Unabridged)

The Enchanter written by Vladimir Nabokov performed by Christopher Lane on CD (Unabridged)£9.99

Nabokov described this novella, written in Paris in 1939 but only published twenty years later, as 'the first little throb of Lolita'. The plot is similar: a middle-aged man wedding an unattractive widow in order to indulge his paedophilic obsession with her daughter.

Lolita written by Vladimir Nabokov performed by Jeremy Irons on CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781405503884
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Modern
Duration:  690 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Vladimir Nabokov
Performer 1:  Jeremy Irons
Rarity:  Rare

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Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.'

Lolita is the story of Humbert Humbert, poet and pervert, and his obsession with twelve-year-old Dolores Haze. Determined to possess his 'Lolita' both carnally and artistically, Humbert embarks on a disastrous courtship that can only end in tragedy.

Initially, Nabokov was unable to find an American publisher willing to take the book on. It was finally published in Paris in 1954 but its notoriety spread quickly. Graham Green, in an interview in The Times later that year, called it 'one of the best books of 1954'. When G.P. Putnam's Sons published in the US in 1958, it was a bestseller; the first book since Gone with the Wind to sell 100,000 copies in the first three weeks of publication.

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