'Lolita' Turns 50, Part 1 When Lolita first appeared 50 years ago, some found the novel obscene, while others saw a masterpiece of fiction. More than 50 million copies later, the book continues to lure new readers. In the first of a two-part series, Madeleine Brand profiles the book's author, Vladimir Nabokov.
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'Lolita' Turns 50, Part 1

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'Lolita' Turns 50, Part 1

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When Lolita first appeared 50 years ago, some found the novel obscene, while others saw a masterpiece of fiction. More than 50 million copies later, the book continues to lure new readers. In the first of a two-part series, Madeleine Brand profiles the book's author, Vladimir Nabokov.