Books: Lolita in Tunbridge Wells

Than Lolita, no book in years has been more talked about in Great Britain, and none less read. In the U.S., Vladimir Nabokov's brilliantly written, shockingly decadent novel (TIME, Sept. 1) about a middle-aged man's obsession with a teenage nymphet has been riding high on bestseller lists for more than four months. But the British, who usually consider themselves more sophisticated in such matters than Americans, have turned the case into a major public brawl involving a seat in Parliament, the British obscenity laws, Novelist Graham Greene, and some of Britain's top literary...

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