Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov was first published in 1955. Immediately it became infamous for its highly controversial content: a middle-aged man’s sexual infatuation with a twelve year old girl.
What is a good novel? Does it have to have beautiful, lengthy prose? Something that has complex sentence structure?
While Chevalier may be most well known for her novel turned film, “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” her debut work, “The Virgin Blue,” is actually far superior to her more popular works.