The Many Different Faces of Lolita

"Covering Lolita" is Dieter Zimmer's rather fascinating look at how Nabokov's classic novel has been depicted on more than 150 different covers from 33 countries over a period of 50 years. It's interesting to see what each country thinks a Lolita would look like. Some avoid the image entirely by using an abstract image or simply printing the cover of the book, and some even choose to depict Humbert Humbert instead. The cover at left is a Swedish edition from 1965.

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My copy is a simple red hardback cover with the title and author printed in gold lettering on the front and spine. I bought it back in college as required reading for a literature class. Not pictured at the link. Hmm. Maybe once upon a time it had a dust cover with a hot naked girl on it. Oh, the mysteries of the world.
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