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by Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita Book 1, Chapter 6 Summary

  • Humbert considers whether his unconsummated lust affected the nymphets he so coveted. He also wonders what became of them as grown up women.
  • He recalls his affair with "a young whore" (1.6.4) named Monique; it ends when she grows out of her nymphet cuteness.
  • On his quest for other nymphets he has an unpleasant run-in that ends when he pays the prostitute but does not have sex with her.

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