NABOKOV, Vladimir. Lolita.
(Paris): Gallimard, (1959) 1962. First French film tie-in edition. A cult classic, one of the best-known and most controversial examples of 20th century literature. The novel is notable for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, middle-aged literature professor Humbert. Humbert, is obsessed with the 12-year-old Dolores Haze, with whom he becomes sexually involved after he becomes her stepfather. The novel was adapted to film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, (and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne). A very good plus copy in printed wrappers, with the scarce dust jacket illustrated with film still.