Books The Real Lolita The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman Hardcover, 306 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $27.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Real LolitaSubtitleThe Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the WorldAuthorSarah Weinman Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A gripping true-crime investigation of the 1948 abduction of Sally Horner details the crime itself and how it inspired Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel, Lolita. Genres: Nonfiction Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime History & Society Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Real Lolita NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'The Real Lolita' Investigates The True Crime Story Of Sally Horner September 11, 2018 Written in light of Nabokov's famous novel, the book stands out for its captivating mix of tenacious reporting, astute literary analysis and passionate posthumous recognition of a defenseless child.