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Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov

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1. Where does Humbert first meet Lolita?

2. How does Humbert refer to the readers of his narrative?

3. Who is Humbert’s first love?

4. According to John Ray, Jr., Ph.D., what ultimately happens to Humbert?

5. Who is the narrator of the foreword?

6. How does Humbert’s first marriage end?

7. In Beardsley, which friend helps Lolita cover her lies?

8. Of the following names, which one never gets applied to Lolita?

9. Of the following books, which was written by Nabokov?

10. Lolita eventually marries

11. Which of the following characters does not die during the course of the novel?

12. What does Pratt believe to be Lolita’s chief problem in school?

13. Who is Clare Quilty’s writing partner?

14. What do Humbert and Lolita do after Charlotte’s death?

15. How does Humbert learn the identity of Lolita’s kidnapper?

16. At the start of the novel, how old is Lolita?

17. What does Humbert teach?

18. How does Humbert’s marriage to Charlotte end?

19. Which is not one of Lolita’s hobbies?

20. Clare Quilty wrote which play?

21. Who is Lolita’s biological father?

22. Where do Humbert and Lolita first have sex?

23. Before studying literature, Humbert considers majoring in what subject?

24. Where do Humbert and Quilty first exchange words?

25. How does Lolita die?

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Lolita is actually a pubescent child.

by lunaontherun, June 28, 2013

Lolita is a child in the early stages of puberty. Humbert, being attracted to such girls, is technically a hebephile, not a pedophile.

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Chapter 35

by Insanity_Prevails, December 08, 2013

I think there's a bit of a deeper meaning to the end of Chapter 35. As we see when Humbert goes downstairs after killing Quilty, there appears to be a party, or at least some sort of social gathering, occurring, none of which Humbert noticed before, dismissing the noise they had been making as "a mere singing in [his] ears." The people at this gathering seem not to care about the fact that he has just committed murder upstairs, and one even congratulates him: "Somebody ought to have done it long ago." I, for one, am brought to question how m... Read more

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