by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita Book 1, Chapter 25 Summary
- Humbert is torn between thanking his lucky stars and recognizing the ethical problems presented by his perverse ways.
- His lust wins out, of course, and he races to Camp Q (past Lake Climax) to swoop up the newly orphaned Lolita. She's all his.
- A two-day hike prevents him from immediately seizing her and so he goes into town to indulge in a shopping spree that brings to his mind every dimension of Lolita's adolescent figure. The very act of shopping for her is an erotic experience.
- He makes a reservation at an inn that Charlotte previously mentioned, by the name of The Enchanted Hunters.
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