Lolita by Nabokov, Vladimir; G. P. Putnam's Sons, NY 1955 First Edition

By: Nabokov, Vladimir

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Item Condition: Very Good


'Lolita' by Nabokov, Vladimir; Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York (1955) First American Edition. No statement of subsequent printings to copyright page; Very Good Cloth-backed decorative paper over boards, lettering stamped in gilt and copper on spine, red topstain; red endpapers & boards; light rubbing, bumping to spine ends; small neat name stamp to upper right corner of ffep & half-title page; square solid copy; In Fine unclipped facsimile dust jacket protected in new clear archival cover; One of the most celebrated books in history, Nabokov's Lolita quickly attained classic status upon publication in 1955. Notable for its controversial subject, the novel was adapted into a film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne in addition to several adaptations for stage. "Lolita blazes with a perversity of a most original kind. For Mr. Nabokov has distilled from his shocking material hundred-proof intellectual farce. Lolita seems an assertion of the power of the comic spirit to wrest delight and truth from the most outlandish materials. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of its abominable hero, who never deludes or excuses himself, brings into grotesque relief the cant, the vulgarity, and the hypocritical conventions that pervade the human comedy" - Atlantic Monthly.

Title: Lolita by Nabokov, Vladimir; G. P. Putnam's Sons, NY 1955 First Edition

Author Name: Nabokov, Vladimir

Categories: Rare and Collectible, Classics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1955

Binding /Other: Hardcover

Item Condition: Very Good

Jacket / Sleeve Condition: Fine

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