Nabokov at Cornell: Celebrating Lolita's Fiftieth Anniversary

Cornell University Library celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita, first published in Paris on September 15, 1955. Nabokov wrote the novel during the ten-year period he lived in Ithaca and taught at Cornell, from July 1948 to February 1959. Documents covering the history of the publication of Lolita, from first editions, to manuscript letters, to Nabokov's own copies of some of his works, are housed in Cornell Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. Highlights from the collection are on view in the Carl A. Kroch Library for a limited time.

Level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library
September 7 – October 17, 2005
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For Saturday hours, see RMC’s Website

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Photograph by Tom Fecht. "Lolita" models in Cornell University's historic Andrew Dickson White Library, May 12, 2005.