"LIGHT OF MY LIFE, FIRE OF MY LOINS": FIRST Annotated EDITION OF Nabokov's TOUR DE FORCE LOLITA
The Annotated Lolita.
Nabokov, Vladimir. Preface, Introduction and notes by Alfred, Appel, Jr.$200.00
Item Number: 88172
New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc, 1970.
First edition of Nabokov’s masterpiece with annotations by Nabokov expert Alfred Appel, Jr. Octavo, original cloth. Photograph portrait of Nabokov to the rear panel by Halsman. Jacket design by Muriel Nasser. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few closed tears.
"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 shocking material hundred-proof intellectual farceLolita seems an assertion of the power of the comic spirit to wrest delight and truth from the most outlandish materials. It is one of the funniest serious novels I have ever read; and the vision of its abominable hero, who never deludes or excuses himself, brings into grotesque relief the cant, the vulgarity, and the hypocritical conventions that pervade the human comedy" (Atlantic Monthly).