Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov

Humbert Humbert – scholar, aesthete and romantic – has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady’s gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-olddaughter.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 317 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.88 out of 5
  • Published March 13th 1989 by Vintage International
  • Original Title: Lolita
  • ISBN: 0679723161 (ISBN13: 9780679723165)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Humbert Humbert
  • Lolita
  • Charlotte Haze
  • Clare Quilty
  • Annabel Leigh
  • Literary Awards: National Book Award Finalist for Fiction (1959)

Humbert Humbert – scholar, aesthete and romantic – has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady’s gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for attention elsewhere, he will carry her off on a desperate cross-country misadventure, all in the name of Love. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and full of ingenious word play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, delusion and lust.