G. P. Putnam's Sons
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
|Release date||1955 in Paris
1958 in New York
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
Lolita is a novel, written by Vladimir Nabokov. The book was published in Paris in 1955 and in New York in 1958. It is a very controversial book, because of its unreliable narrator. The main character, Humbert Humbert, falls in love, and has sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl nicknamed Lolita.
After its publication, Lolita became a literary classic and also became one of the best-known and most controversial examples of 20th century literature. The novel was adapted to film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne.
Other websites [change]
- National Public Radio: "50 Years Later, Lolita Still Seduces Readers"
- Stanford Magazine: "The Lolita Question"
- Slate magazine: "Lolita at 50 - Is Nabokov's masterpiece still shocking?"
- Photos of the first edition of Lolita
- Lolita USA: The itineraries of Humbert's and Lolita's two voyages across the U.S.A. 1947–1949, with maps and pictures.
- Lolita Calendar—A detailed and referenced inner chronology of Nabokov's novel.
- Zembla—A resource of the Arts & Humanities Library of the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, home of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society and its publication The Nabokovian.