Search Menu


Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Andrews, David. Aestheticism, Nabokov, and Lolita. Vol. 31, Studies in American Literature. Lewiston, New York: E. Mellen Press, 1999.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. New York: Chelsea House, 1987.

Breit, Harvey. “In and Out of Books.” Review of Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. New York Times Book Review, Feb. 26, 1956, p. 8, and March 11, 1956, p. 8.

Clancy, Laurie. The Novels of Vladimir Nabokov. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1984.

Nabokov, Vladimir. The Annotated Lolita. Edited by Alfred Appel, Jr. New York: Vintage, 1991.

Rampton, David. Vladimir Nabokov: A Critical Study of the Novels. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Sinclair, Marianne. Hollywood Lolitas: The Nymphet Syndrome in the Movies. New York: Henry Holt, 1988.

Wood, Michael. The Magician’s Doubts: Nabokov and the Risks of Fiction. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1995.

More Help

Previous Next
Lolita is actually a pubescent child.

by lunaontherun, June 28, 2013

Lolita is a child in the early stages of puberty. Humbert, being attracted to such girls, is technically a hebephile, not a pedophile.


7 out of 25 people found this helpful

Chapter 35

by Insanity_Prevails, December 08, 2013

I think there's a bit of a deeper meaning to the end of Chapter 35. As we see when Humbert goes downstairs after killing Quilty, there appears to be a party, or at least some sort of social gathering, occurring, none of which Humbert noticed before, dismissing the noise they had been making as "a mere singing in [his] ears." The people at this gathering seem not to care about the fact that he has just committed murder upstairs, and one even congratulates him: "Somebody ought to have done it long ago." I, for one, am brought to question how m... Read more


48 out of 54 people found this helpful

This quote meaning "And the rest is rust and stardust"

by kellydollxoxo, February 08, 2015

What does the famous quote mean in his "Wanted" poem?


1 out of 4 people found this helpful

See all 6 readers' notes   →