History Literature / Lolita

3rd Feb '16 8:30:11 AM Berrenta
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'''Lolita''' is a 1955 novel by Creator/VladimirNabokov about the relationship between erudite pedophile Humbert Humbert and his stepdaughter/kidnappee Dolores Haze. The action takes place between 1947 and 1952, and is chock-full of convoluted wordplay, multilingual puns, and allusions to everything from entomology to Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. Originally written in English and set in the US, it had to be published in France as pornography because no one else would touch it. Nabokov himself pointed out that this is probably the main reason why parents [[NeverLiveItDown don't name their daughters "Lolita" any more]].

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'''Lolita''' ''Lolita'' is a 1955 novel by Creator/VladimirNabokov about the relationship between erudite pedophile Humbert Humbert and his stepdaughter/kidnappee Dolores Haze. The action takes place between 1947 and 1952, and is chock-full of convoluted wordplay, multilingual puns, and allusions to everything from entomology to Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. Originally written in English and set in the US, it had to be published in France as pornography because no one else would touch it. Nabokov himself pointed out that this is probably the main reason why parents [[NeverLiveItDown don't name their daughters "Lolita" any more]].
3rd Feb '16 8:28:40 AM Berrenta
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'''''Lolita''''' is a 1955 novel by Creator/VladimirNabokov about the relationship between erudite pedophile Humbert Humbert and his stepdaughter/kidnappee Dolores Haze. The action takes place between 1947 and 1952, and is chock-full of convoluted wordplay, multilingual puns, and allusions to everything from entomology to Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. Originally written in English and set in the US, it had to be published in France as pornography because no one else would touch it. Nabokov himself pointed out that this is probably the main reason why parents [[NeverLiveItDown don't name their daughters "Lolita" any more]].

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'''''Lolita''''' '''Lolita''' is a 1955 novel by Creator/VladimirNabokov about the relationship between erudite pedophile Humbert Humbert and his stepdaughter/kidnappee Dolores Haze. The action takes place between 1947 and 1952, and is chock-full of convoluted wordplay, multilingual puns, and allusions to everything from entomology to Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. Originally written in English and set in the US, it had to be published in France as pornography because no one else would touch it. Nabokov himself pointed out that this is probably the main reason why parents [[NeverLiveItDown don't name their daughters "Lolita" any more]].
2nd Feb '16 5:39:03 PM Willbyr
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* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: In the 1962 film, Delores is first seen in an outfit that includes [[HeartSymbol heart-shaped]] sunglasses.

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* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: In the The 1962 film, film's advertising has Delores is first seen in an outfit that includes wearing [[HeartSymbol heart-shaped]] sunglasses.sunglasses. However, she doesn't wear these in the film.
20th Nov '15 12:16:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DawsonCasting: Averted in both film versions, which is rather surprising given the subject matter.
30th Aug '15 8:43:37 PM Willbyr
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29th Mar '15 1:25:55 PM SeptimusHeap
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'''''Lolita''''' is a 1955 novel by Creator/VladimirNabokov about the relationship between erudite pedophile Humbert Humbert and his stepdaughter/kidnappee Dolores Haze. The action takes place between 1947 and 1952, and is chock-full of convoluted wordplay, multilingual puns, and allusions to everything from entomology to Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. Originally written in English and set in the US, it had to be published in France as pornography because no one else would touch it. Nabokov himself pointed out that this is probably the main reason why parents [[CriticalBacklash don't name their daughters "Lolita" any more]].

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'''''Lolita''''' is a 1955 novel by Creator/VladimirNabokov about the relationship between erudite pedophile Humbert Humbert and his stepdaughter/kidnappee Dolores Haze. The action takes place between 1947 and 1952, and is chock-full of convoluted wordplay, multilingual puns, and allusions to everything from entomology to Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. Originally written in English and set in the US, it had to be published in France as pornography because no one else would touch it. Nabokov himself pointed out that this is probably the main reason why parents [[CriticalBacklash [[NeverLiveItDown don't name their daughters "Lolita" any more]].
15th Jan '15 12:44:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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* PerspectiveFlip: ''Lo's Diary''. Would be a POVSequel, except that it was written by Pia Pera and not Nabokov (whose family was [[http://www.nytimes.com/books/99/10/31/reviews/991031.31udovitt.html less than pleased about it]]).
22nd Feb '14 9:34:27 AM Telcontar
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* DriveInTheater: One scene takes place there in the StanleyKubrick film.

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* DriveInTheater: One scene takes place there in the StanleyKubrick Creator/StanleyKubrick film.
11th Feb '14 6:00:24 AM Telcontar
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* AbusiveParents: Apart from the obvious sexual abuse, Humbert has a bad habit of hitting his adoptive daughter Dolores when she fails to please him, in bed or otherwise. In one of the most disturbing scenes in a highly disturbing book, we learn that he routinely pays her for sex, after which he takes the money back by force so that she can't save up enough to run away.



* AntiVillain: Humbert Humbert again. He does show a streak of genuine guilt from time to time in his narrative and try to make up--in part--for what he's done to Lolita.
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