LolitaAudiobook CD - 2004 | Library ed
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multcolib_RegLib_TomF Dec 23, 2014
"Awe and exhiliration - along with heartbreak and mordant wit - abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a ... Read More »
multcolib_dianaa Nov 26, 2013
Of course, the first time this sad and twisted love story should probably be read on the page, or on an e-reader, but let me just tell you, this audio book is read by Jeremy Irons.
multcolib_karene Jun 02, 2014
Of course, the first time this sad and twisted love story should probably be read on the page but what a joy to listen to Jeremy Irons tell the story.
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Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita. Did she have a precursor? She did, indeed she did. In point of fact, there might have been no Lolita at all had I not loved, one summer, an initial girl-child. In a princedom by the sea. Oh when? About as many years before Lolita was born as my age was that summer. You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit number one is what the seraphs, the misinformed, simple, noble-winged seraphs, envied. Look at this tangle of thorns.
In her washed-out gray eyes, strangely spectacled, our poor romance was for a moment reflected, pondered upon, and dismissed like a dull party, like a rainy picnic to which only the dullest bores had come, like a humdrum exercise, like a bit of dry mud caking her childhood.
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