Mark Twain wrote: History is better than prophecy. In fact history is prophecy. And history says that whenever a weak and ignorant people possess a thing which a strong and enlightened people want, it must be yielded up peaceably.
Category: Classic Literature
Average Rating: 4.0
A middle-aged man describes his attraction to prepubescent girls and his decision this time to pursue his newest interest, a twelve-year-old, russet-haired maiden roller-skating in a park. With an afterword by the author's son and translator Dmitri Nabokov. Precursor to Lolita.
This is beautifully written, but as a result, it requires too much concentration to easily follow the story and enjoy it. Richard Davidson's narration is fabulous.
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