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'Lolita': Is 12 Too Young To Read Nabokov's Titillating Classic?

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When my dad gave me a stack of his old college paperbacks, I think the education he hoped to foster was aesthetic, not erotic. But one of the books was Lolita, and to a twelve-year-old boy with passable reading comprehension skills, the twelve-year-old girl with the "honey-hued shoulders" and the apple-patterned dress was, above all else, sexy

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