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Lolita Book 1, Chapter 7 Summary Page 1

  • Humbert decides that marriage would be a good smokescreen for his perversion. Plus, having a wife to do everything for you would be nice.
  • He marries Valeria, the daughter of a Polish doctor.
  • Humbert reiterates that he is "an exceptionally handsome male" (7.1) but not always wise in matters of sex.

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