Lolita

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Movie ad for Lolita (1962) by Stanley Kubrick
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Lolita is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov (published 1955). The book, set in the 1940s, features a controversial subject: the narrator and protagonist, the 37-to-38-year-old literature professor Humbert Humbert, is obsessed with the 12-year-old Dolores Haze (whom he nicknames Lolita), with whom he becomes sexually involved after he becomes her stepfather. The novel is fourth on the Modern Library's 1998 List of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th century. It also made the World Library's list of one of The 100 Best Books of All Time.

The novel was adapted to film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne. It has also been adapted several times for stage and has been the subject of two operas, two ballets, and an acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful Broadway musical.

Things named after Lolita[edit]

In popular culture, the name "Lolita" is now often used to describe a sexually precocious girl.

Since Dolores is well in puberty, this case is not pedophilia but hebephilia. Nevertheless, the word "Lolita" has come to be associated with pedophilia and also with ephebophilia. "Lolita syndrome" and "Lolita complex", in non-scientific contexts, usually refers to ephebophilia/parthenophilia.

The anime and manga genre lolicon (or loli for short) is named after "Lolita complex", but refers to feminine neoteny in all forms and age groups, ranging from youthful looking adult women to pornographic drawings of fictional prepubescent girls. Its male equivalent is shotacon.

There is also a spanking actress by the name Lolita.

Lolita fashion[edit]

A sweet lolita.

Lolita fashion is a fashion subculture originating in Japan that is based on Victorian and Edwardian clothing. It comes in many variants, such as sweet lolita (white/pink/pastel colors) and gothic lolita fashion (black colors). The term Lolita is generally accepted to not be connected with Vladimir Nabokov's book Lolita.

French maid costumes share some of the stylistic properties of Lolita fashion.

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