Annabel Leigh (1.2.3) Humbert Humbert's first love is named after the woman in the poem "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe. In fact, their young love is described in phrases borrowed from Poe's poem. The part of the beginning of Chapter 1 – "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit number one is what the seraphs, the misinformed, simple, noble-winged seraphs, envied. Look at this tangle of thorns" – refers to the poem's lines: "With a love that the winged seraphs in heaven /Coveted her and me."
James Joyce (Fore.4): Referenced in the following passage: "the monumental decision rendered December 6, 1933 by Hon. John M. Woolsey in regard to another, considerably more outspoken book" [Fore.4]: the decision in the case United States v. One Book Called Ulysses, in which Woolsey ruled that James Joyce's novel was not obscene and could be sold in the United States.)