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Lolita by Nabokov
21 88%
Daisy Miller by James
3 13%
Voters: 24.
#1
For next fall, I'm planning to take a higher level for World Literature and I have to read and do an analysis for either

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
or
Daisy Miller by Henry James.

I've never read any of their works and I read the synopsis, they were a little similar I think. Has anyone read either of these or can recommend me anything? Thanks
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is it porn?

I doubt it is since it's school material. I'm gussing it's riske though.
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#4
Does this break the "no 'this or that'" rule?
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#6
Lolita, total mind f*ck
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#7
Lolita.

there's also a movie based off of it which is directed by Kubrick.
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#8
Awesome. Can anyone please tell me why Nobokov's?
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#9
Lolita. I haven't read either but I've heard of Lolita so it must be important.
#10
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Awesome. Can anyone please tell me why Nobokov's?


His wordplay and descriptive detail is brilliant. If you will read it you will understand what I mean. He describes everything in such a colourful way.

At times it's slightly verbose but overall it's a great example of his writing style. And a classic novel.

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#12
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I've read both. I preferred Lolita but Daisy Miller is less than 100 pages long, if that sways you

Lol No, I'm alright with long books.

I think I'm going with Lolita. Thanks guys
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#13
wait, are those the only things you can read for World Lit standards?

I did a project on literature around the world and I have a few great suggestions if you'd like

One Hundred years of Solitude-Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Prodigal-Derek Walcott
Crime and Punishment-Fydor Dostoyevsky
The Metamorphosis-Franz Kafka
Tao Te Ching-Lao Tzu
That was the list of what I did anyways.
#14
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wait, are those the only things you can read for World Lit standards?

I did a project on literature around the world and I have a few great suggestions if you'd like

One Hundred years of Solitude-Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Prodigal-Derek Walcott
Crime and Punishment-Fydor Dostoyevsky
The Metamorphosis-Franz Kafka
Tao Te Ching-Lao Tzu
That was the list of what I did anyways.

No. We're reading "Reading Lolita in Tehran" (I forget the author) and this was like a supplement. The two books are optional if you only want a level 3 credit. I've heard so much about One Hundred Years of Solitude though, it's in my reading list. Thanks for the suggestions, I'll keep them in mind.
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No. We're reading "Reading Lolita in Tehran" (I forget the author) and this was like a supplement. The two books are optional if you only want a level 3 credit. I've heard so much about One Hundred Years of Solitude though, it's in my reading list. Thanks for the suggestions, I'll keep them in mind.

you should do it ASAP, it's so insane. It's tough to keep a good grip on the story, but with what you're talking about reading, you shouldn't have much trouble with it.
#17
I'm currently reading Lolita and can't recommend it enough - it's wonderfully witty and Nabokov's language is delightfully rich and descriptive. I've not read Daisy Miller, so I can't comment, but Lolita is certainly worth the read.
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#19
Lolita is really nice.
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