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The Resource The real Lolita : the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world, Sarah Weinman

The real Lolita : the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world, Sarah Weinman

Label
The real Lolita : the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world
Title
The real Lolita
Title remainder
the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Weinman
Title variation
Lolita
Title variation remainder
the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is 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 inspired by a real-life case: the 1948 abduction of eleven-year-old Sally Horner. Weaving together suspenseful crime narrative, cultural and social history, and literary investigation, The Real Lolita tells Sally Horner's 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 the efforts he took to disguise that knowledge during the process of writing and publishing Lolita. Sally Horner's 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 of Lolita and restoring Sally to her rightful place in the lore of the novel's creation, The Real Lolita casts a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic
Summary
A gripping true-crime investigation of the 1948 abduction of Sally Horner details the crime itself and how it inspired Vladimir Nabokov’s classic novel, Lolita
Writing style
Award
Arthur Ellis Award for Best Nonfiction, 2019.
Biography type
individual biography
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10692653
Cataloging source
NJB
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Weinman, Sarah
Dewey number
362.88
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1899-1977
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Nabokov, Vladimir
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True
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  • Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Horner, Sally
  • Biographies
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Kidnapping
  • Child abuse
  • Captivity
  • Kidnapping
  • Child abuse
  • Captivity
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world
Label
The real Lolita : the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world, Sarah Weinman
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062225710
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781474605595
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018006366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1052587689
Label
The real Lolita : the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world, Sarah Weinman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062225710
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781474605595
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018006366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1052587689

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