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By Vladimir Nabokov

The Enchanter is the Ur-Lolita, the precursor to Nabokov's vintage novel.

At as soon as hilarious and chilling, it tells the tale of an outwardly good guy and his deadly obsession with yes pubescent women, whose coltish grace and unconscious coquetry exhibit, to his brain, a unique bud at the verge of bloom.

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G. Wells (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973), 298, cited in The Intellectuals and the Masses: Pride and Prejudice among the Literary Intelligentsia, 1880–1939, by John Carey (London: Faber & Faber, 1992), 133. 75 Laßwitz, Zwischen zwei Welten, “Herren des Sonnensystems” (Lords of the Solar System), 393; gravitational and solar energy, passim; “Steine in Brot verwandelten . . von dem niedrigen Standpunkt des Ackerbaues emanzipiert” (stones turned into bread . . emancipated from low-status land-cultivation), 393; civil wars, 406; “Beruf der Nume, die Menschheit von ihrer Geschichte zu erlösen” (the Martians’ vocation to redeem mankind from its history), 635.

See Firchow, Death of the German Cousin, 149. 66 See Firchow, Death of the German Cousin, 211, n. 45. 67 Thus Eric Hobsbawm, Age of Extremes (London: Abacus, 1995), 186. ’ Carl Sternheim’s Opposition to the First World War,” chap. 3 in this volume, and Edward Timms, Karl Kraus, Apocalyptic Satirist (New Haven and London: Yale UP, 1986), 273–80. 68 69 See Reed, Mann and the Uses of Tradition, 212–13 for Thomas Mann’s tortuous argument resisting the memorandum. ” 70 H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds (serialized 1897, book 1898) (London: Heinemann, 1968), 25.

See Firchow, Death of the German Cousin, 152, and Helena Ragg-Kirkby, “Perversion and Pestilence: D. H. Lawrence and the Germans,” chap. 2 in this volume. 64 August 1914. See Harry T. ” 65 In the essay “The Crown,” Oct–Nov 1915. See Firchow, Death of the German Cousin, 149. 66 See Firchow, Death of the German Cousin, 211, n. 45. 67 Thus Eric Hobsbawm, Age of Extremes (London: Abacus, 1995), 186. ’ Carl Sternheim’s Opposition to the First World War,” chap. 3 in this volume, and Edward Timms, Karl Kraus, Apocalyptic Satirist (New Haven and London: Yale UP, 1986), 273–80.

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