Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

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The book is internationally famous for its innovative style and infamous for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, middle aged Humbert Humbert, becomes obsessed and sexually involved with a twelve-year-old girl named Dolores Haze.

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The 15th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 1st on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  2. - 1st on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  3. - 2nd on The Ideal Library (Book)
  4. - 4th on The Greatest 20th Century Novels (Waterstone)
  5. - 4th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  6. - 5th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  7. - 6th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  8. - 7th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  9. - 8th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  10. - 9th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  11. - 9th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  12. - 11th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  13. - 19th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  14. - 24th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  15. - 27th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  16. - 31st on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  17. - 32nd on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  18. - 47th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  19. - 50th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  20. - 54th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  21. - 69th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  22. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)
  23. - 50 Memorable Books from 50 Years of Books to Remember (The New York Public Library)
  24. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  25. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  26. - 50 Greatest Books of All Time (Globe and Mail)
  27. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  28. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  29. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  30. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  31. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  32. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  33. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
  34. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  35. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  36. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  37. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  38. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  39. - 25 acclaimed international writers choose 25 of the best books from the last 25 years (Wasafiri Magazine)
  40. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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