One of the most well-crafted books I've ever read. Not one word in this masterpiece isn't as it should be. My advice is to read it in big pieces, as it will take you into a world of Nabokov's making. The images and characters will stay with you.
—Recommended by Maia, City Lights Books
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 hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love—love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.