The Real Lolita

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Vladimir 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.

ISBN: 9781474605618 Author: Weinman, Sarah Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Publication Date: 4th February 2021 Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Cover: Paperback Dewey: 364.154092 (edition:23) Pages: 317 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Vladimir 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 restores Sally Horner to her rightful place in the lore of the novel’s creation. Drawing upon extensive investigations, legal documents, public records, and interviews with remaining relatives, Sarah Weinman casts a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic.

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