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'Lolita' turns 50

Sept. 15, 2005 at 1:10 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Despite societal changes over the half-century since its original publication, Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Lolita" is no less disturbing.

New York publisher Vintage Thursday released a 50th anniversary edition of Nabokov's novel about the lecherous Humbert Humbert's obsession with 12-year-old Dolores Haze, Forbes reported.

The first U.S. publisher to see the manuscript in 1953 told Nabokov they could both be jailed for pornography if the book got published, Forbes said. Two years later, it was brought out by the Olympia Press of Paris.

There have been two Hollywood movies based on "Lolita," Stanley Kubrick's 1962 version starring James Mason, Shelly Winters and Sue Lyon and a 1997 Adrian Lyne-directed version starring Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith and Frank Langella.

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