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Lolita

Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov

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Quote #7

[…] focusing my lust and rocking slightly under my newspaper, I felt that my perception of her, if properly concentrated upon might be sufficient to have me attain a beggar's bliss immediately. (1.11.7)

Humbert finally figures out a way to gratify himself without Lolita knowing. Has he already crossed the line? Is Lolita already on to him?

Quote #8

Her kiss, to my delirious embarrassment, had some rather comical refinements of flutter and probe which made me conclude she had been coached by a Lesbian. (1.29.14)

Much to Humbert's surprise, he is not Lolita's first sexual experience. He is at once surprised, pleased, and disturbed by this realization.

Quote #9

"You mean […] you mean you will give us that money only if I go with you to a motel. Is that what you mean?" (2.29.70)

A desperate Lolita can only see Humbert as an old pervert. She cannot grasp that his generosity does not have sexual strings attached.

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