Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is a contentious sexual novel. It debuted in 1955 and is widely regarded as a literary classic.
Nabokov wrote the book under the alias Humbert Humbert as a memoir of a literary professor. The tale delves into Humbert’s life and his fixation with young women. While looking for a place to reside, Humbert meets Dolores, his landlady’s 12-year-old daughter. He gives her the moniker Lolita and begins fantasizing about her. The remainder of the novel is devoted to Humbert’s obsession with Lolita and its resolution. Due to the book’s contentious character, it has garnered much praise and condemnation.
The novel begins with a fake preface by Dr. John Ray Jr., a psychology book editor. Ray presents Humbert Humbert’s The Confessions of a White Widowed Male. Humbert recounts his life in the book. From his Parisian upbringing to his fascination with young girls whom he refers to as nymphets. The story then progresses to his meeting with Lolita. It delves into their relationship as well as Humbert’s fascination with Lolita.
Author Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin, was an author who lived in the United States of America. He also studied entomology and chess. He wrote in both Russian and English. He is, however, best known for his English writings, particularly Lolita.
- One of the most divisive and highly panned novels of the twentieth century.
- Additionally, his work has received widespread literary praise and numerous honors.
- Vladimir Nabokov’s masterpiece.