“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.” One of the most memorable first lines in literature followed by a haunting, beautifully written novel that the author has referred to as his love letter to the English language.
For more stunning fiction by Russian authors, check these out:
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
*PS–The audiobook of Lolita (read by Jeremy Irons) is phenomenal. FYI. 😉