Appel, Alfred, Jr., ed. Vladimir Nabokov: The Annotated Lolita. 1970, Rev. ed. 1991

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Vladimir Nabokov: The Annotated Lolita

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This annotated edition, a revised and considerably expanded version of the 1970 edition, attempts to do justice to the textual riches of Lolita, illuminating the elaborate verbal textures and showing how they contribute to the novel's overall meaning. Alfred Appel, Jr. also provides fresh observations on the novel's artifice, games and verbal patternings and a delightful biographical vignette of Nabokov. The annotations themselves were prepared in consultation with Nabokov while newly identified allusions were confirmed by him during the final years of his life.

Edited with a preface, introduction and notes by Alfred Appel, Jr.