Penguin pulps Lolita after axing fictional foreword

<p>Penguin is pulping the new Penguin Modern Classics edition of Vladimir Nabokov&#39;s <em>Lolita</em>, published at the end of April, after accidentally excising the novel&#39;s fictional foreword. </p><p><em>Lolita</em>, Nabokov&#39;s controversial novel about a middle-aged man&#39;s sexual obsession with a 12-year-old girl, begins with a foreword written by a &quot;John Ray&quot;. In the new Penguin edition, however, the foreword has been dropped entirely from the text.</p><p>The error was picked up this week on <a href="" target="_blank">the blog </a>of independent South London bookshop The Bookseller Crow on the Hill.</p><p>Penguin Press publicity director Rosie Glaisher said the opening section of the novel had been taken out by accident. &quot;We missed a few pages out. We&#39;re pulping the books and reprinting it. It was just a mistake and it&#39;s being corrected now,&quot; she said.<br /><br /> </p>