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Author Weinman, Sarah, author.

Title The real Lolita : the kidnapping of Sally Horner and the novel that scandalized the world / Sarah Weinman.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Horner,S WEI    Available
Edition First edition
Description xii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-290) and index.
Summary In 1948, Sally Horner was just eleven years old when she was kidnapped by a man claiming to be an FBI agent. Seven years later, Vladimir Nabokov published Lolita, perhaps the most seminal novel of the twentieth century. Weinman's investigation into how the two are connected is a thrilling, heartbreaking mix of literary scholarship and true-crime writing, casting a new light on the dark inspiration for a modern classic--Adapted from jacket.
Contents Introduction : "Had I done to her...?" -- The five-and-dime -- A trip to the beach -- From Wellesley to Cornell -- Sally, at first -- The search for Sally -- Seeds of compulsion -- Frank in shadow -- "A lonely mother waits" -- The prosecutor -- Baltimore -- Walks of death -- Across America by Oldsmobile -- Dallas -- The neighbor -- San Jose -- After the rescue -- A guilty plea -- When Nabokov (really) learned about Sally -- Rebuilding a life -- Lolita progresses -- Weekend in Wildwood -- The note card -- "A darn nice girl" -- La Salle in prison -- "Gee, Ed, that was bad luck" -- Writing and publishing Lolita -- Connecting Sally Horner to Lolita -- "He told me not to tell" -- Aftermaths -- Epilogue : On two girls named Lolita and Sally.
Subject Horner, Sally, 1937-1952.
Kidnapping -- United States -- Case studies.
Child abuse -- United States -- Case studies.
Captivity -- United States -- Case studies.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. Lolita.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Case studies.
True crime stories.
ISBN 9780062661920 hardcover
0062661922 hardcover
9780062861184 large type
0062861182 large type

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