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One of the most fascinating and controversial novels of the twentieth century, Vladimir Nabokovs Lolita is renown for its innovative style and notorious for its subject matter and influence on popular culture. A Readers Guide to Nabokovs Lolita carries readers through the intricacies of Nabokovs work and helps them achieve a better understanding of his rich artistic design. The book opens with a detailed chronology of Nabokovs life and literary career. Chapters include an analysis of the novel, a discussion of its precursors in Nabokovs work and in world literature, an essay on the character of Dolly Haze (Humberts Lolita), and a commentary on the critical and cultural afterlife of the novel. The volume concludes with an annotated bibliography of selected critical reading. The guide should prove illuminating both for first-time readers of Lolita and for experienced re-readers of Nabokovs classic work.