Lolita is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, published in 1955. It tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged man who becomes obsessed with and sexually involved with a young girl named Dolores Haze, whom he refers to as "Lolita." The novel is narrated by Humbert and is structured as his personal memoir.
Lolita is a controversial and challenging novel that explores themes of love, desire, and the corrupting influence of power. Humbert is an unreliable narrator, and the novel's depiction of his obsession with Lolita has led to accusations of glorifying pedophilia. At the same time, the novel is also a satirical commentary on the genre of the romance novel and a portrayal of the destructive nature of unchecked desire. It has been widely read and has had a lasting impact on literature and popular culture.