- Number of Pages
- Publication year
The novel is the most noted masterpiece written by Nabokov and has often been rated as the century’s greatest piece of writing. The story revolves around a middle-aged man, named Humbert Humbert, who fancies a 12-year-old girl, named Dolores Haze. Humbert gets sexually drawn in and involved with the girl and privately nicknames her as “Lolita”, after the nickname given by her mother.
What makes this book stand out?
Lolita is absolutely a masterpiece, as stated by many. It arouses questions in your head, as well as answers them at the same time. It's definitely one of the best Vladimir Nabokov books.
Read it for
Lolita has a great composing style with a really strong character development and the encounter of these characters with each other. Besides, it shows a deep psychological perception of situations happening in the story and leaves the reader issues to think about.
Don't read it for
The plot of the book is controversial as it depicts a relationship between a middle-aged man and a minor. The book was also suggested as pornographic by some critics. However, the book remains an all-time classic and a favourite of literature lovers.