Calliope Writing

Celebrating Lolita’s 58th Birthday
August 18, 2016, 12:00 pm
Filed under: Books, Reading | Tags: , , , , ,

On this day in 1958,¬†Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita was published.


While it’s now widely regarded as a classic – a must-read for any serious reader or writer – it wasn’t as well received five or six decades ago. It’s not hard to imagine. After all, the novel is about a middle-aged man’s infatuation with a <gulp> twelve-year-old girl.



No twelve-year-old vixens for you!

But hot damn, is it a great book! If you haven’t read it, I urge you to pick up a copy from your library or local independent bookstore. Or click the link in the first sentence of this post to purchase from Amazon; since I’m an affiliate, your purchase will help me keep this blog going (i.e., I’ll earn money to buy books that I will then write about).


My somewhat beat-up copy.

So happy fifty-eighth birthday, Lolita!

P.S. – Did you know I’m active on Facebook, Twitter,¬†Pinterest, and Instagram? Follow me if you simply can’t get enough.

2 Comments so far
Leave a comment

Yeah, it is quite a story then and now just because of the age gap, although such relationships happen more frequently than we think . . . . ewww is still true though

Liked by 2 people

Comment by Karina Pinella


Liked by 1 person

Comment by Katrina

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: