review The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World
Red by a real life case the abduction of eleven year old Sally HornerWeaving together suspenseful crime narrative cultural and social history and literary investigationThe Real Lolitatells Sally Horners full story for the very first time Drawing upon extensive investigations legal documents public records and interviews with remaining relatives Sarah Weinman uncovers how much Nabokov knew of the Sally Horner case and.
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The Real Lolita is a tour de force of literary detective work Not only does it shed new light on the terrifying true saga that influenced Nabokovs masterpiece it restores the forgotten victim to our consciousness David Grann author of Killers of the Flower MoonVladimir NabokovsLolitais 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 inspi.
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The efforts he took to disguise that knowledge during the process of writing and publishingLolitaSally Horners story echoes the stories of countless girls and women who never had the chance to speak for themselves By diving deeper in the publication history ofLolitaand restoring Sally to her rightful place in the lore of the novels creationThe Real Lolitacasts a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic.
- The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World
- Sarah Weinman
- 11 September 2019 Sarah Weinman