Originally published in Paris in 1955 , Nabokov’s opus toward illicit, unrequited love via Lolita is a perversely fascinating linguistic masterpiece.
Meet Humbert Humbert. A late 30’s literature professor who falls head over heels in love with twelve year old Dolores Haze (a.k.a. Lolita–his personal nickname for her). And, through a disturbing series of events, witness as Humbert slowly inserts himself into her life as official “stepfather,” resulting in one of the most twisted love stories ever told.
Listed in Time Magazine’s Top 100 novels of All Time, Lolita stands as one of the most controversial novels to have ever been published.
As an avid and long-time Nabokov fan, I cannot recommend this one enough.