Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

Lolita is widely regarded as one of the greatest books of the 20th Century. The cultural influence of Lolita cannot be understated, and numerous editions have been printed since 1955. The book has been made into movies, plays, and has sparked countless conversations about relationships and the nature of obsession. Even the covers of the later editions have sparked controversy, as they feature potentially suggestive depictions of the famous "nymphet". Unsurprisingly, Lolita is often at the top of banned books lists in high schools.

First Edition Identification and Notes

Even though Vladimir Nabokov originally wrote the book in English in the United States, he could find no American publishers to accept the manuscript. Nabokov eventually found Olympia Press publishing house in France, and the 1955 first printing of about 5,000 copies sold out fairly quickly. The book was first published as green hardcovers in two volumes, with the price of "Francs : 900" stamped on back wrappers of each copy. Most later editions were printed as paperbacks with both volumes in one book. 

Due to the infamous subject matter of the book, Lolita was quickly banned in much of Europe, but was finally published in the United States in 1958. The American edition found a receptive audience, as it became the first book after Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind to sell 100,000 copies in just three weeks. -

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On Aug 26, 2014, Anonymous said:
Vladimir Nabokov's postmodern masterpiece about a man's obsession with a young girl is nothing short of remarkable. Not only does Nabokov situate the story within the context of Cold War America, but he has the ability to make the reader sympathise with an otherwise immoral character. Through Nabokov's lyrical, poetic and deceptive writing, the story becomes at once comical and poignant. Underneath all the amusing and colourful metaphors and allusions to American popular culture is a deeply affecting story about obsession, innocence and unrequited love. As with Jack Kerouac's On The Road, the theme of 'the journey' is strongly emphasised throughout, as the lead character descends deeper into madness as he and his step-daughter travel around America. A cult classic and must-read, Lolita is the work of genius.

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Lolita

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1955
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Olympia Press, Paris, 1955 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Vladimir Nabokov on a laid in signature. A fabulous copy of this TRUE FRIST EDITION with the 900 Francs price printed on the rear panels of both volumes that was later changed to 1200 francs on later editions. This two volume set is in excellent shape with minor wear to… Read more
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Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. First edition, association copy of Nabokov's masterpiece from the library of Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Elizabeth Bishop. First issue with the price of 900 francs on the rear panel of each volume. Octavo, 2 volumes, original green wrappers. In near fine condition with light rubbing, some toning to the extremities. Bishop and Nabokov both… Read more
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Lolita

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1955
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Lolita

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Lolita

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Lolita

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Lolita

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LOLITA

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Lolita

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Lolita: A Screenplay

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Lolita

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Lolita (Russian language)

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Lolita

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Lolita

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by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1959
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Lolita

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1958
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Lolita

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1959
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LOLITA:

by Nabokov, Vladimir.

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1955
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by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1959
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1955
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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1955
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New York: G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS, 1955. Solid copy of first printing. Unmarked but for small bookstore sticker on front pastedown (Vromans) which is a well known landmark store in Pasadena. Only serious flaw is that the black area of spine is pretty badly faded. Small stain on front board near spine. Light wear… Read more
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Timothy Norlen Bookseller
Published
1955
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Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
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New York: G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS, 1955. Solid copy of first printing. Unmarked, tight and square. Quarter bound in black over marbled paper covered boards. Black area on spine faded along 2.5" at base of spine. Red endpapers bright. Red topstain lightly sunned. Professional facsimile jacket is bright, fresh and protected in mylar.… Read more
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Lolita

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Books from Worldwide
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Used - good
ISBN
9788492549450
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Lolita.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Raptis Rare Books
Published
1955
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Bombay: R. V. Pandit, 1955. Rare first Indian edition of Lolita, with text in English. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition. "Brilliant One of the funniest and one of the saddest books that will be published this year" (New York Times). "Lolita blazes with a perversity of a most original kind, for Mr. Nabokov has distilled from his… Read more
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LOLITA

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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collectiblefirsteditions
Published
1959
Condition
Near Fine with no dust jacket; Trivial chipping at top and bottom of spine, very slight rubbing at top left of front cover of v
Edition
First English Edition; Fourth Printing
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Paris: Olympia Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket; Trivial chipping at top and bottom of . spine, very slight rubbing at top left of front cover of volume one. . Binding tight and pages clean. Back covers marked 2400 Francs.. 1959. First English Edition; Fourth Printing. Softcover. Two green soft-cover volumes, includes the 1959 Preface. Front cover of … Read more
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Lolita

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Russian Hill Bookstore
Published
1955
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition, First Impression.
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New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1955. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition, First Impression.. 319 pages, 8vo. Missing dust-jacket. First Impression, with no later impressions stated on copyright page. White and light grey cloth boards with black cloth spine, gilt and bronze lettering along spine. Top page edge stained red. Shelfwear: light scuffing and tanning along edges and spine,… Read more
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