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Quote #4

[…] inly, I was consumed by a hell furnace of localized lust for every passing nymphet whom as a law-abiding poltroon I never dared approach. (1.5.8)

Humbert must focus to control his urges. The fact that young girls are hands off in the eyes of the law does actually mean something to him, sort of.

Quote #5

All of which goes to show how dreadfully stupid poor Humbert always was in matters of sex. (1.7.1)

Humbert loses no opportunity to tell us how smart he is. When it comes to sex, though, his judgment stinks.

Quote #6

With awe and delight […] I saw again her lovely indrawn abdomen where my southbound mouth had briefly paused; and those puerile hips on which I had kissed the crenulated imprint left by the band of her shorts. (1.10.12)

Humbert's first glimpse of Lolita conjures visions of Annabel. That's it, he's moving in…

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