NABOKV-L post 0026629, Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:41:42 -0500

QUERY: The "two titles" of LOLITA?

When you start reading the preface by John Ray, Jr. he says that “Lolita,
or the Confession of a White Widowed Male,” such were the two titles under
which the writer of the present note received the strange pages it
preambulates" then Alfred Appel in one of his notes calls the second title
a "subtitle". How do you understand that? Is it in fact two titles (title
and subtitle) or can we assume that John Ray chose finally the title of

Thanks for any help.


Wilson Orozco

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