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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 - as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.
Let these narrators transport you as they bring these rich characters and settings to life with the power of their voices. AudioFile Magazine bestowed its coveted Earphones Award on this audio edition. A very discomforting read that serves to critique all of contemporary society through the lens of an abuser. How Nabokov describes this as a romance novel is by telling the whole story through the pedophiles eyes and in his mind Lolita loves him back but in reality she only every wanted a father figure.
Please type in your email address in order to receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story 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. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation. At times titillating, but more often than not, profoundly disturbing. This book is incredibly well written, and Jeremy Iron's reading is nothing but superb. Like Shakespeare's plays, Lolita definitely benefits from being heard rather than read. It is written as a stream of consciousness, with the narrator jumping around from remembrance to remembrance, often going off on semi-related tangents before returning to what he was originally talking about. I would only recommend reading or listening to this book to people who are not uncomfortable with pulling on the skin of a sick individual and walking around for 10 hours or so.