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by Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita Book 1, Chapter 14 Summary

  • Humbert congratulates himself for achieving sexual satisfaction without becoming a criminal pervert and without her knowing. He yearns to repeat the act – but her purity is important too and part of the attraction in the first place.
  • At dinner that night Charlotte announces that Lolita will be going off to camp for two months. Shocked, Humbert pretends he has a toothache, so Charlotte recommends their neighbor who is a dentist: Dr. Ivor Quilty. "Uncle or cousin," she says, "I think, of the playwright" (1.14.7).

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