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The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World (Hardcover)

| Ecco Pr | 9/11/2018

ISBN-10 : 0062661922   ISBN-13 : 9780062661920   List Price : $27.99

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A gripping true-crime investigation of the 1948 abduction of Sally Horner and how it inspired Vladimir Nabokov’s classic novel,?LolitaVladimir Nabokov’s?Lolita?is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time. And yet very few of its readers know that the subject of the novel was inspired by a real-life case: the 1948 abduction of eleven-year-old Sally Horner.Weaving together suspenseful crime narrative, cultural and social history, and literary investigation, The Real Lolita?tells Sally Horner’s full story for the very first time. Drawing upon extensive investigations, legal documents, public records, and interviews with remaining relatives, Sarah Weinman uncovers how much Nabokov knew of the Sally Horner case and the efforts he took to disguise that knowledge during the process of writing and publishing?Lolita.Sally Horner’s story echoes the stories of countless girls and women who never had the chance to speak for themselves. By diving deeper in the publication history of?Lolita?and restoring Sally to her rightful place in the lore of the novel’s creation,?The Real Lolita?casts a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic.?

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0062661922
  • ISBN-13: 9780062661920
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 304
  • Dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.02 (d)
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