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Let's talk about your first time with Lolita.

I'm just getting down to reading Boyd's Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years (after taking a half year or more off reading V.N.-related works), which got me to thinking back on this community and some of the discussions I've read and participated in here. It's wonderful to have a scholarly community devoted to my favorite author. I'm somewhat curious as to what got everyone into Nabokov, but figure that most U.S. and English-speaking readers were first introduced to him via Lolita (I cannot conjecture about all readers).

Poll #1094799 Why did you first read Lolita?

If you have read Lolita, what made you read it for the first time?

The book is famous or considered a classic.
16(16.3%)
I had read other Nabokov books/short stories first, and this was a natural progression.
9(9.2%)
I heard it was supposed to be dirty.
3(3.1%)
I saw a movie version and then wanted to read the book.
9(9.2%)
Someone I know urged me to read it.
12(12.2%)
It was required reading for school.
2(2.0%)
The subject matter interested me.
5(5.1%)
The subject matter interested me due to my personal experience.
3(3.1%)
Other, which I will explain in a comment below.
3(3.1%)
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