Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita - 1958

Description
Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita - 1958
Literature - Quantity: 2 - Book

"Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov

Olympia Press, Paris (Travellers Companion no 66) - November 1958, second printing (rare second printing after very small first 1955 printing) - 2 volumes complete - 190p, 222p, 15cmx13cm - condition: good, original green wrapper bindings, softcover, minor wear to edges.

Rare second printing of one of the most profound novels of the 20th century.


>>All major publishing houses refused to publish the book, and when shady Olympia press finally published it to instant success, both Britain and France banned the book from being sold or imported. Although the bans were lifted only a few years after, the initial verdict of a Sunday Times editor, "the filthiest book I have ever read" (as hard to believe as it is) condemned the book to never-ending controversy.
Sebastian Hau / expert

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Vladimir Nabokov
Book Title
Lolita
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1958
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Olympia Press
Binding/ Material
Softback
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