Open Library logo
New Feature: You can now embed Open Library books on your website!   Learn More
Last edited by Lisa
January 20, 2019 | History

Lolita: a Screenplay 1 editions

Cover of: Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
About the Book

Here is the text of Nabokov's own screen adaptation of his celebrated novel, written in California in 1960 for the director Stanley Kubrick. The film was made by Kubrick, with heavy modifications of Nabokov's script, and released in 1962 - a critical and commercial success. In his forward to this book, Nabokov records his reaction upon seeing the final result - "a mixture of aggravation, regret, and reluctant pleasure...Kubrick saw my novel in one way, I saw it in another."

This book provides a fascinating look into the creative process, showing a writer's struggle to turn his own literary masterpiece into a movie script. This is a must for students of the problems of novels versus movies and for fans of Lolita, the novel and the movie.

1 edition First published in 1983

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: Lolita
Lolita: A Screenplay
1983, McGraw-Hill Book Company
Paperback in English - First paperback edition


Download catalog record: RDF / JSON
January 20, 2019 Edited by Lisa Edited without comment.
January 20, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
January 20, 2019 Edited by Lisa Update covers
January 20, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added edition details from linked copy.
December 8, 2009 Created by ImportBot add works page