The Annotated Lolita (Paperback)

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The annotated text of this modern classic. It assiduously illuminates the extravagant wordplay and the frequent literary allusions, parodies, and cross-references. Edited with a preface, introduction and notes by Alfred Appel, Jr.

About the Author


Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born poet, novelist, literary critic, translator, and essayist was awarded the National Medal for Literature for his life's work in 1973. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. He is the author of many works including Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and Speak, Memory.

Alfred Appel, Jr., is Professor Emeritus of English at Northwestern University. He is the author of "The Annotated Lolita" (which has been in print since 1970), "Nabokov's Dark Cinema, Signs of Life," and "The Art of Celebration." He has been the recipient of Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships. Appel lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

Praise For…


"...the reader of Lolita attempts to arrive at some sense of its overall 'meaning,' while at the same time having to struggle...with the difficulties posed by the recondite materials and rich, elaborate verbal textures. The main purpose of this edition is to solve such local problems and to show how they contribute to the total design of the novel."--From the Preface by Alfred Appel, Jr.

"Fascinatingly detailed."--Edmund Morris, The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679727293
ISBN-10: 0679727299
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: April 23rd, 1991
Pages: 544
Language: English