The illustrations were woodcuts, executed with that crude haste to see the finished product that marks the amateur. True pornography is given us by vastly patient professionals.

Thomas Pynchon

This site aims to present a variety of ways to look at Nabokov's novel Lolita, not only in the form of short (sometimes extremely short) critical essays, but also by providing a list of online resources for studying the novel. In addition, I will provide a number of non-critical responses for readers less interested in scholarly issues.

This site has been constructed as an assignment for Dr. Stan Fogel's Contemporary American Literature class at The University of Waterloo, but will be continually (if not regularly) updated.

If you are looking for a brief (and unfortunately somewhat incomplete) biography of Nabokov and the text itself, you will find that it is the first essay in the Essays section.

This site was built using Adobe Photoshop and BBEdit on an eMac running Mac OS 10.2. The title graphic is set in Helvetica Neue Black and Eidetic Neo Black, with a special appearance by Bodini Ornaments. The navigational graphics are set in Edetic Neo Bold, and the body text of the site is (with a little luck) set in Georgia. The text in the Polaroid graphics is set in Courier New.

Note that no minors were involved in the production of this website.