Posted on August 29, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Happy release day to author Thomas Harding, whose book The Maverick: George Weidenfeld and the Golden Age of Publishing is out today ...

... and happy anniversary, almost, to Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, which came out as a limited edition in France in September 1955.

The title character of Harding's book actually played a huge role in publishing Lolita in England, where obscenity laws almost stopped its publication entirely.

You can read an excerpt of The Maverick, focusing on Weidenfeld's efforts to publish Lolita in England, at Literary Hub.

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