First Edition of Vladimir Nabokov's The Enchanter

  • The Enchanter.

The Enchanter.

Item Number: 67906

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1986.

Early printing of this precursor to Lolita. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated endpapers. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David Gatti. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov.

The Enchanter is the Ur-Lolita, the precursor to Nabokov's classic novel. At once hilarious and chilling, it tells the story of an outwardly respectable man and his fatal obsession with certain pubescent girls, whose coltish grace and subconscious coquetry reveal, to his mind, a special bud on the verge of bloom.