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1955 LOLITA Vladimir Nabokov First Edition 2nd Imp Hardcover Mylar Dust Jacket

Regular price $170.00

This is a 1955 Hardcover First Edition, 2nd impression, published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in New York. The dust jacket has pieces missing. The dust jacket  has been preserved in a mylar cover. The boards have a wave pattern and the spine is black cloth. It has metallic lettering. Binding is sound and pages are top edge stained and deckle edged. There aren't any obvious signs of inscriptions, marginalization, or dog-eared pages.


Lolita is notable for its controversial protagonist, a middle-aged literature professor who is obsessed with a 12-year-old girl, with whom he becomes sexually involved after he becomes her stepfather. A bitter-hearted satire on American values in the mid-20th century, its few quasi-erotic passages are few and far between. That has not stopped it from being banned in the United Kingdom and France in the fifties. If you are a collector of banned books, this is one you need to have in your library.


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