- Tapa blanda: 368 páginas
- Editor: Penguin (25 de agosto de 2011)
- Colección: Penguin Modern Classics
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0241953243
- ISBN-13: 978-0241953242
- Valoración media de los clientes: 5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Ver todas las opiniones (2 opiniones de clientes)
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº18.589 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
Lolita (Penguin Modern Classics) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 25 ago 2011
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A masterpiece. One of the great works of art of our age (Independent)
There's no funnier monster in modern literature than poor, doomed Humbert Humbert. Going to hell in his company would always be worth the ride (Independent)
A great novel . . . It widens our own humanity (Guardian)
You read Lolita sprawling limply in your chair, ravished, overcome, nodding scandalized assent (Martin Amis Observer)
Nabokov's command of words, his joy in them, his comic and ecstatic use of them, makes reading his work such an intense joy (Daily Telegraph)
Lolita is more the shocking because it is both intensely lyrical and wildly funny ... a Medusa's head with trick paper snakes (Time)
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Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is one of the best-known novels of the 20th century: the controversial story of Humbert Humbert who falls in love with twelve year old Lolita, beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range.
'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of my tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.'
Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, frustrated college professor. In love with his landlady's twelve-year-old daughter Lolita, he'll do anything to possess her. Unable and unwilling to stop himself, he is prepared to commit any crime to get what he wants.
Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? Or is he all of these?Ver Descripción del producto
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Un icono universal, una novela turbia y maravillosamente escrita, de las que no se pueden no leer antes de morir. Eso sí, la portada es una equivocación, porque Lolita siempre estará ligada a Kubrick, en la que es quizá su mejor película. Aunque el talento de Nabokov se aprecia incluso en las traducciones, nada mejor que leerlo en inglés.
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The book is fantastically written and rightfully deserves its place on the list of 100 best books of all time. Yes, the book is about a pedophile and his love affair with a 12 year old girl. Many people tend to discredit the book simply because of this, but I implore you to give the book a chance. The book is not about a man who goes and savagely takes advantage of a young girl. It is a very in depth book into the whole story of the factious Mr. Humbert and Dolores Haze (A.K.A Lolita) and their love affair. The book does not try to say that pedophilia is alright and nor does it try to say that pedophiles are deserving of sympathy. These are common argument I've heard against the book from people who have failed to even read the first two words of it. The way the book is written is very unique and a retelling of the events, as Mr. Humbert recalls them. Though Humbert does implore some sympathy towards himself, he in no way claims to be a good person that is being mistreated. He accepts that what he has done is wrong. I tell you this bit of spoiler to let you know a bit about Mr. Humbert if you are on the fence just because of the whole Humbert being a pedophile bit. I tell you this much about Mr. Humbert as many people have read reviews stating that he tries to garter sympathy for himself in a manner that he thinks he is innocent and wanting to escape all punishment. This is not true.
All in all, this is a must read for anyone who loves to read. The book isn't a difficult read and isn't terribly long. You can finish this book in about five to six none stop hours if you are a medium speed reader. The important characters are memorable and the minor characters do their job well. As I stated before, it is deserving beyond all measures of being on the list of top 100 books of all time. Go out and have a good read.
This work, in my opinion, stands in stark contrast to the jarring and filthy prose encountered by readers of Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. And while there is certainly room for both approaches, Nabokov's writing shines even brighter when following that of Miller. Most important to my reading pleasure, however, is the presence of an actual story and plot in Lolita which was missing in Miller's stream of consciousness screed.
Any reader of even casual literary interest is well familiar with the plot of Lolita, a name which has entered the 20th century lexicon as a buzzword for budding, pre-pubescent willowy females of entrancing sexual allure. Some may have seen the old movie (starring James Mason and Shelley Winters), that while entertaining, fails to capture the viewer as does Nabokov's peerless prose. That Nabokov can so skillfully address such an emotionally and politically charged issue in such a seemingly effortless manner speaks to his skills. That he does so in, essentially, his third language is stunning.
Broken into two parts, the first details his introduction to and pursuit of young Dolores Haze (Lolita). The second half of the novel documents the adventures of the two as Humbert struggles to control the headstong young girl. Of the two, I prefer the former, though the latter is by no means a disappointment.
An added bonus is the afterward by Nabokov, in which he describes the provenance of the novel as well as his reaction to some of the literary criticisms and analysis directed toward the work.
I'm really appalled that people think this is a love story when it never was written to be.