Pawn Stars: Rebecca Praises Nabokov’s Prose as She Appraises “Lolita” (S10) | History

Pawn Stars: Rebecca Praises Nabokov’s Prose as She Appraises “Lolita” (S10) | History

– I’ve got a dirty book for you. [music playing] Um, OK. This is a first edition
of “Lolita” by Nabokov. RICK: Really?
– It’s actually just one book. It was originally
published in two volumes. RICK: All right, I know a
little bit about this book. It’s basically a
book about a really bad guy who has a relationship
with a very young girl. Yep. And throughout
the book, he sort of tries to justify
what he did, but he is obviously just a [bleep]. MICHAEL: This book
was considered controversial when
it first came out, because of its subject matter. It’s about 38-year-old
man who has an ongoing affair with his
12-year-old stepdaughter. There aren’t too many
first editions around, so hopefully it’s
worth some money. RICK: I find it
really interesting. It’s considered one
of the great books. I’ve never read it,
but a lot of people say it’s very, very,
very well written. MICHAEL: Mm-hm. RICK: The author, he was
considered one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. So the first edition was
printed in paperback? MICHAEL: Yes. His regular publishers
wouldn’t publish it, because they were
afraid they’d go to jail because of the subject matter. So the Olympia
Press is a publisher of pornography in Paris,
and all their publications look like this. So this is the way
the first edition this book came out
, in two volumes, sort of plain paperback form. RICK: “Lolita” is
considered a classic, but it almost didn’t
get published. Nabokov was so worried about
what people would think that he actually tried to burn
the unfinished draft, but at the end, his wife
talked him out of it. Just goes to show, sometimes
you should listen to your wife. It is really cool. I know that they can
go for a lot of money in the first edition.
MICHAEL: Yes. But this has a couple
condition issues, so I’m not entirely sure what
the actual value of this book is. RICK: OK, and how much
do you want out of it? MICHAEL: $2,000. [music playing] RICK: Um, books
are a weird thing. I mean, you can be in
the business for 20 years and you’re still
learning about it. So I’m just not that
specialized in books, but I know the most brainiac
person in the world on books. OK. RICK: She’s bigger nerd than
me, which is pretty big. So if you don’t mind, I’ll
have her come down here, I’ll have her take
a look at them. If there’s a deal to be
made, we’ll make the deal. MICHAEL: OK.
RICK: Hang out. I’ll be right back.
MICHAEL: OK. Thanks. Ah. RICK: OK. REBECCA: This is a
very, very important book– one of the most important
books in the 20th century. Here’s the thing–
it sounds shady– it’s about a man who
is criminally attracted to young girls, but it is
this amazing mix of both the tragic and the comic. And Nabokov, his prose
is second to none. Nabokov’s prose
style is amazing. How he’s crafting the words,
what words he chooses in what order, these things can
make a huge difference between a great writer
and an OK writer. RICK: OK, so what’s it worth? REBECCA: OK, there were
actually two issues. Initially, in Volume One, it
has price there, 900 francs. However, the book sold briskly,
and the publisher said, I’m not charging enough. So he upped the price. So if it has the
sticker, we know it’s from the second issue. RICK: OK, so this is a first
edition, but second issue. REBECCA: That’s right. And for a book like
this, condition is pretty much everything. And for the most part, these
wrappers and everything, they look pretty good. But you know the key
thing that’s going on here is the spine. It’s beginning of
the spine perishing, and some chipping
and things like that. Given that it’s a second
issue, given the condition, I would retail this,
optimistically, at $1,300 to $1,500. RICK: OK, cool. Every time you come
down, I learn something and increase my vocabulary.
Thanks. Yeah.
Yeah. And I out-nerd you
every time, don’t I? RICK: Yeah. REBECCA: Rick hasn’t
read the book, so I can see why he’s
a little bit hesitant, but this is one of the
classics of the 20th century. There’s going to be
someone who wants it. OK, I know a little
bit more about it now. So how much do you want? Well, she said they were
about $1,500, so maybe $1,000? RICK: I’m thinking
more like $600 bucks. I mean, she said 13 to 15. I’m just going to assume I’m
going to get 13 for them. MICHAEL: Mm-hm.
Can you go $900? I’ll tell you what,
I’ll go $800 bucks. I can’t go any more. I think that’s more than fair,
because they are perishing, and I have to resell them. MICHAEL: Considering what
we know about it now, I think I can do $800. OK, that’s a deal then.
MICHAEL: Great. Thanks. RICK: OK, I will meet
you right over there, and I’ll write you up. MICHAEL: OK. The expert knows what
she’s talking about. I was happy with her appraisal.
$800 is a fair price for it, definitely. I’ll probably blow
it while I’m in town.


  1. liberty justice says:

    I know why shes pregnant.

  2. gyan carlo david says:

    I think rebecca are pregnant what do u think ?????

  3. DEAD RAIDER says:


  4. Dustin Bellow says:

    Rick loves when people bring books into his shop….

  5. Dustin Bellow says:

    Rick's laugh sounds like a diesel truck starting up..

  6. tyler durden says:

    wow rebecca is pregnant……the power of the fapp!

  7. Javier Mendoza says:

    Rick's doppelganger ??

  8. Deana Rupe says:

    Let me call Rebecca because I know that's why the viewer clicked on the thumbnail.☺

  9. ondieper says:


  10. ᛈᛖᛏᛖᚱ ᚷᚱᛖᛖᚾ says:

    Rebecca, if you read this: pack your bags and marry me. PM me for the address

  11. Sin Regalia says:

    Me: Hey Rick. I heard you got the Lolita Book. I want to buy it.
    Rick: Sure. Picks up the phone and dials FBI

  12. David G. says:

    If Rebecca touched the book it increased the value.

  13. Alex R. says:

    I see the rings in her hand so I can tell she got married, but I can't tell if it was to McDonald's or burger king she gained some weight ?

  14. James Watson says:

    Awwww… Rebecca went and got pregnant…

  15. Victor El naturo says:

    I came for Rebecca and then i watched this video for Rebecca

  16. D-Day Fitness says:

    It’s like negotiating with your twin

  17. Wildchild96 jr says:

    Ok she said 13 to 1500 so i will give u 600. What a rip off artist always trying to stick it to the ppl.

  18. Hightex 2004 says:

    I want that sword

  19. David Miscaviage says:

    I wonder what rebecca looked like at 18? YUM

  20. X X says:

    Wow she was fat

  21. Monetary Pond says:

    I saw the movie lol

  22. Rob K. says:

    Volumes about a pervert!

  23. Mc Donalds says:

    My rebecca is pregnant ???

  24. Cactus 0121 says:

    3:47 she's pregnant

  25. Buddha Bo says:

    Is this where the word loli comes from

  26. Michael B Dumaguing says:

    Rick talking to his Doppelganger

  27. Yus De grano says:

    Is rebecca pregnant?

  28. Alonso Martii says:

    I saw an impressive BOOK and I click ?

  29. romel cartalla says:

    rebecca is preggy?

  30. Jessica C says:

    This was while ago how old baby now ?

  31. Tricia Brown says:

    sure Humbert Humbert was a creep, but he was matched in assholery by Lolita herself

  32. BlazingSerenade says:

    i need me a rebecca in my life


    Rebecca is looking better all the time. Pregnant women have a glow. History channel needs to give Rebecca her own show!

  34. Martin Santos says:

    Good book

  35. David Mason says:

    Is she pregnant???

  36. Michael Vacura says:

    Rick's son? ?

  37. Davneesh Kumar says:

    Rebecca pregnant, been getting busy ?

  38. Maury says:

    0:26 That "The Police" vibe in the music can't be a coincidence. Their whole song "Don't Stand So Close To Me" is a direct reference to Nabokov's Lolita.

    Edit: Rebecca, I have a book about polygamy. I’d like you & your husband to take a very close look of it. ??

  39. ShaSha Vibez says:

    I watched this movie like 5 times

  40. TJ Rokos says:

    the guy had the most honest answer about what he was going to do with the money

  41. Mario Angelo Velasco says:

    Too many comments got Rebecca too hot now shes preggo. Everybody’s to blame here

  42. Melanie Mel says:

    Rebecca flexing that ring ?

  43. Skullshots says:

    shout outs to whoever got rebecca pregnant…. you're one lucky man whoever you are……

  44. 100k subs no vids says:

    Easy clickbait, just put "Rebecca" in your title

  45. tallswede80 says:

    she is gaining weight.

  46. A A says:

    Saw rebecca pregnant. Crying inside?

  47. *MAR 1* says:

    She look unwell or pregnant

  48. Orias X says:

    Is lolita Russian word for loli??

  49. Resty Hipolito says:

    Who’s here for rebecca

  50. Hamed Jaber says:

    She's pregnant 🙁

  51. Hasni Zainal Abidin says:

    She is pregnant ?

  52. Carlos Coy says:

    She is not even hot she ugly

  53. Lance Brooks says:

    “I’ll probably blow it while I’m in town”… The only honest man to ever appear on the show

  54. Peter Goezinya says:

    If only Rebecca were single

  55. Keshan Naidoo2815 says:

    A lady in the street but a freak in the sheets

  56. Jason Miller says:

    Hopefully anyone who bought this is under FBI surveillance

  57. Sirios Star says:

    Please tell me why this guy didn’t take his book to Rebecca in the first place .
    Oh yeah , because the show is fake.

  58. Bobby Coelho says:

    Don't mind me… I'm here for Rebecca..???

  59. Seedilicious says:

    When you own that book, you probably shouldn't look like a chomo

  60. Seedilicious says:

    Rebecca has ugly hands, there, I said it

  61. David Flores says:

    Better when there pregnant u can throw all the gummie bears inside

  62. juan dela cruz says:

    she looks pregnant .. but still looks attractive to me..

  63. Vvoh vaelez says:

    Rebecca 2:08

  64. Fenway Park says:

    Going by their heads, they could crack eggs together.

  65. Florida Crypto R says:

    I swear I am going to make a trip out to Las Vegas to take the shop a copy of a rare book just to go see Rebecca in person. I will "accidentally" drop it so she can pick it up for me so I can take photos of her bending over. Does anyone want to buy those photos? If so, comment below but please do not tell me that you would offer $20 or less saying that you would be taking all the risk and that it would lay around for a long time. I will believe a person if they say it would " lay " around and be around for " a long time " , but saying that you would be taking all the risk, Maybe only of a heart attack by wanking so hard but that is about it.

  66. Ry Michael says:

    That chick needs to lay off the cake.

  67. J.London says:

    My theater teacher made me and my entire class learn the entire beginning of the book Lolita as a vocal exercise. “Lolita light of my life. Fire of my loins, my sin, my soul, Lolita… the tip of the tongue taking a trip of 3 twirls, Lo-li-ta.”

  68. Daniel omamofe says:

    We're all here for Rebecca

  69. ripper john says:

    Rebecca' looks prettier, i think she is going to have a bb girl

  70. Alic Castro says:

    So that's where lolicon comes from….

  71. Joshua Hurst says:

    Rick: calls himself a huge book nerd.

    Rick: has the grammatical mastery of a 6th grader.

  72. Alexander says:

    This guy looks like Rick’s long lost brother

  73. Wayne Wonder says:

    im starting a channel with just Rebecca videos. you welcome

  74. Col. Jack O'Neill says:

    I see those cut marks on rebecca she must be alittle freak ??

  75. Vinay G says:

    I think Rebecca started reading comments…..she was stunning in this video…

  76. rossco says:

    Rebeccaromney on Twitter, Rebecca.romney on Instagram.

  77. rossco says:

    'It' s about a man who is criminally attracted to young girls.' 2:21 LOOK AT RICK'S NERVOUS FACE. FBI, OPEN UP.

  78. coin paradise says:


  79. Viewbob says:

    I'm here because I like the book, not Rebecca

  80. James Willey says:

    Written by Epstein and endorsed bye Bill Clinton is that what they said? Lolita Express? Title is pretty close to the name of Epstein's plane. ironic

  81. jojoexperience says:

    Rebecaaaaaaaa. Aaah.

  82. pete jones says:

    Rebecca is such a hottie phwoar….

  83. David Fahey says:

    I want Rebbeca to be my Lolita…?…

  84. kinganthony1984 says:

    Before I even read the comments I could sense the desperation ahead. I got one or two comments in and I was done you guys need to get out more

  85. M says:

    wtf so many thirsty guys in the comment section. i think Rebecca was ok cute like a third grade teacher or some co-worker you might have but goodness everyone commenting on her like she's a victoria's secret model .. i dont understand

  86. Cooper says:

    They’re worth 2000. Guy: I’ll take 500.
    Rick: I’ll give you 50 bucks

  87. XtremeZone says:

    Rebecca… the doable librarian.

  88. Jeffrey Walker says:

    If you think navikoff was a great prose writer, he dwarfs in comparison to Hermann Hesse.

  89. American Patriot says:

    Why's everyone obsessed with Becca? She's super cute and smart but geez don't You have gfs and Wives People?

  90. David Cimon says:

    2:09 for who we came for

  91. Daakusutepsu1 says:

    The Roman Polanski autobiography…

  92. Smarter Than You says:

    Look at Rick trying to act innocent. This is probably his favorite book. and he has the whole thing memorized.

  93. Kevin Romero Oviedo says:

    That guy looks like a younger version of Rick

  94. SeaMaster says:

    Rebecca did put some weight… Is she pregnant?
    Edit: yeah, she is… ??

  95. Phil Brenman says:

    Gee… now we know where the Epstein's jet was called "Lolita's Express."

  96. Francis Dedumo says:

    The book of pedophilia

  97. craig duncan says:

    Book should be abolished

  98. Juan Perez says:

    why does Rebecca have a ball in her tummy??????

  99. rempis jose says:

    the most beutiful book expert..

  100. James Clark says:

    Dude looks like a bot from RuneScape

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