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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quotes

Quote #1

was my excessive desire for that child only the first evidence of an inherent singularity? (1.4.1)

Humbert never stops trying to puzzle out the source of his perverse desires. These efforts are interesting in light of his deep dislike of psychoanalysis.

Quote #2

Her legs, her lovely live legs, were not too close together, and when my hand located what it sought, a dreamy and eerie expression, half-pleasure and half-pain, came over those childish features. (1.4.3)

Humbert details his first sexual experience. Of course there has to be some pain involved.

Quote #3

While a college student, in London and Paris, paid ladies sufficed me. (1.5.1)

If he can't have nymphets, Humbert will take prostitutes. Most of his sexual experiences involve some sort of vice.

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