by Vladimir Nabokov
Movie or TV Productions
Stanley Kubrick (director of The Shining and other greats) directed Lolita in the 1962. It starred James Mason and Sue Lyon, with Peter Sellers as a super-freaky Clare Quilty. Nabokov wrote the screenplay, which was nominated for an academy award. His screenplay (dated Summer 1960 and revised December 1973) was published by McGraw-Hill in 1974.
The movie was made again in 1997 starring Jeremy Irons and directed by Adrian Lyne. This version was given mixed reviews by critics and was delayed for over a year because of its controversial subject matter.
One of Nabokov's earliest interviews on Lolita.
A good discussion of the first movie version.
A clever and witty exchange with the author.
A famous review by Orville Prescott.
"A Lance into Cotton Wool," by Frank S. Meyer. This review ran in the Nov. 22, 1958, issue of National Review.
Outrage over Adrian Lyne's film version of the novel (August 1, 1998).
Retrospective Review of Lolita in the Los Angeles Times (2009)
A website with snippets of dozens of original reviews.
Excerpts from interviews with Nabokov.
Includes links to everything the NY Times has written on Nabokov.
Original trailer of Stanley Kubrick's Lolita (1962).
Clip from the opening of Adrian Lyne's Lolita (1997).
Clip of a Gothic Lolita Fashion Show.
Nabokov discusses Lolita.
Clips of a 1969 BBC interview with Nabokov.
A 2005 All Things Considered episode on Lolita, from NPR.
More from NPR: "Madeleine Brand explores how Vladimir Nabokov's groundbreaking novel about forbidden desire has rippled out into American culture."
This two-part special from NPR also includes lots of other great audio links, including Nabokov reading from Lolita and clips of actor Jeremy Irons's reading of the audio book.
Purchase and download the Audiobook from Random House Audio
Lolita fashion, described as "The hottest fashion out of Japan turns adults into dollies – re-creating the look in New York just takes a little dress-up."
Many links to other sites that will help you fully establish your Gothic Lolita image.
An itinerary of Humbert and Lolita's trips around the United States.
Over 175 different covers for the novel
Photos of the first editions of Lolita.
A photo of Nabokov.