“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.” ― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
Lola | Photos by Tomás Peña
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My car is limping, Dolores Haze, And the last long lap is the hardest, And I shall be dumped where the weed decays, And the rest is rust and stardust. - Excerpt from "Wanted" by Humbert in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.
Awe and exhiliration—along with heartbreak and mordant wit—abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story 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. Most of all, it is a meditation on love—love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.
The Deen Triplets/ photographed by Nina Leen, one of LIFE's first female photographers in the mid 1940s