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18/09/1958 "Lolita" is first published in the US

Lolita is a novel written by Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov. The novel is notable for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, a middle-aged literature professor under the pseudonym Humbert Humbert, is obsessed with a 12-year-old girl, with whom he becomes sexually involved after he becomes her stepfather.