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Nabokov, Vladimir - Lolita - ( Item 136920 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2015. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Very slight marks to slipcase. Introduced by Michael Dirda. Illustrated by Federico Infante. A new collector's edition of Nabokov's acclaimed and controversial novel. Bound in buckram with inset blocked leather labels. Set in Perpetua with Trojan Pro display. 384 pages. Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations. Printed endpapers. Blocked and die cut slipcase. 9" x 5ĺ". American fiction has spun few characters as troubling as Humbert Humbert, the narrator of Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov's part tragicomedy, part literary parody of a middle-aged academicís sexual obsession with a 12-year-old girl. Yet, despite its unsettling themes, Lolita has since been rightly hailed as one of the richest and most ingenious linguistic achievements of the 20th century, at once a love letter to an adopted American homeland, and the zenith of the love affair between the English language and one of its great masters. This Fine Edition from The Folio Society includes illustrations by Chilean-born artist Federico Infante who has created nine beautiful yet unsettling paintings. Each of their subjects appear as pale, crumbling murals, the paint of the landscape peeling away around them. The binding features a leather label inset blocked with the phonetic sounding of the bookís title, so relished by Humbert in the novelís infamous opening paragraph.

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