Filed under: A to Z Challenge, Books, Quotes, Reading | Tags: a to z blogging challenge, blogging from a to z april challenge, quotations, readers, Vladimir Nabokov
Wondering what the hell the A to Z Blogging Challenge is all about? Catch up by reading this post.
Filed under: Books, Reading | Tags: book publication, classic literature, holiday, literature, Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
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.
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).