Which Novel Am I? I

First published in 1955, I’m a modern classic & my genre – erotic or literary – has been hotly debated.

Cunningly, my narrator is by turns depicted as awkward, virile and ridiculous. I’m as famous for my skilful prose as for my scandalous content (as when a 1999 film version was almost banned in Australia).

Thanks to these narrative devices, the reader is lulled into a kind of sensuous swoon … only to find they’ve been sympathising with the taboo. “Hang about, does liking this book make me a pervert?”

Written by Vladimir Nabokov, narrated by Humbert Humbert & beginning with the letter “L,” I am … ?


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