Lolita | Livre audio

Lolita

Prix :18,87 €
  • Détails de l'abonnement :
    • 1 livre audio par mois de votre choix
    • Le premier mois est gratuit, 9,95 €/mois ensuite
    • Sans engagement
    • Annulation simple et rapide
  • - ou -

L'avis de la rédaction

Audible Selects are what your ears have been waiting for. Hand-chosen by our editors, they represent the most intriguing and enjoyable listening experiences anywhere, and we take great delight and pride in sharing this one with you.

Lolita is more than a simple tale of an aging intellectual's relentless and ultimately destructive fascination for a 12-year-old girl, and Jeremy Irons masterfully captures both the text and the meaning of Nabokov's legendary source material. It provides a searing glimpse of the collision of two worlds, of man and girl, and of Europe and America. At times funny and other times cryptic, the story is best heard many times to capture its full flavor and meaning.

Irons, who played Humbert in a screen version, delivers the text knowingly and with great insight into both Humbert and Nabokov as he defends his behavior. More than simply listening to the audio, you quickly feel yourself stepping into someone's mind, a disturbingly compelling place that you just can't turn your ears away from.

Description

When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became a cause celebre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the 20th century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

Awe and exhilaration, along with heartbreak and mordant wit, abound in this account of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. But most of all, it is a meditation on love - as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

(P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Ce que les critiques disent

"Lolita is an authentic work of art which compels our immediate response and serious reflection, a revealing and indispensable comedy of horrors." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Language is essential to Lolita, and Mr. Irons captures Humbert's voice perfectly. In the Random House audiobook, he read the novel with a sensitivity to the language that conveys all of Nabokov's humor, passion, and lyricism." (The New York Times)

Ce que les membres d'Audible en pensent

NOTATIONS

4.5 (4 )
5 étoiles
 (2)
4 étoiles
 (2)
3 étoiles
 (0)
2 étoiles
 (0)
1 étoile
 (0)
Global
4.5 (2 )
5 étoiles
 (1)
4 étoiles
 (1)
3 étoiles
 (0)
2 étoiles
 (0)
1 étoile
 (0)
Histoire
5.0 (2 )
5 étoiles
 (2)
4 étoiles
 (0)
3 étoiles
 (0)
2 étoiles
 (0)
1 étoile
 (0)
Performance


Il n'y a pas encore de critiques disponibles pour ce livre audio.

Signaler un contenu inapproprié

Si vous trouvez cette critique inappropriée et pensez qu'elle devrait être retirée de notre site, faites-le nous savoir. Ce signalement sera examiné par Audible et nous prendrons les mesures appropriées.

Annuler

Merci beaucoup !

Nous avons reçu votre signalement. Audible l'étudiera le plus rapidement possible et prendra la décision la plus appropriée.