by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita Visions of America Quotes
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America, the country of rosy children and great trees, where life would be such an improvement on dull dingy Paris. (1.8.4)
Humbert draws many comparisons between Europe ("the Old World") and America. Consider all of the qualities he associates with America.
[Lolita] grasped [the apple] and bit into it, and my heart was like snow under thin crimson skin, and with the monkeyish nimbleness that was so typical of that American nymphet, she snatched out of my abstract grip the magazine. (1.13.6)
Humbert is aroused and amused by American children. Their freshness and friskiness is a source of endless fascination. How are they different from European children?