But the characters of Alice and Lolita are also feisty, resourceful girls dealing as best as they can with the perverse adult worlds that are thrust upon them--whether it is the mad world beyond the looking glass or the bad world of Humbert Humbert
steals Lolita from her summer camp, lying to her and to everybody, on August 15, when the end of the harvest is approaching.
A temporal and spiritual affinity (Humbert and Annabel share both the "same dreams" and, coincidentally, the same experiences at the same time) that is ruptured by death, "love" and sexual initiation for Humbert Humbert
become associated with a perverse synchronicity that he will insist can be captured visually.
Another "fact" that is exposed as a lie towards the end of the novel is the name of the narrating character, Humbert Humbert
And there's the pity, for this dreadful bill will do more to damage children and young people than any number of Humbert Humberts
When Howie starts testing his own sexual prowess, it was really inspired by the way [Vladimir Nabokov's] Lolita uses her sexuality over Humbert Humbert
Ellen Pifer challenges the stereotype of Nabokov as a male chauvinist and argues that Lolita in fact pays tribute to Mary Shelley through a number of parallels between Humbert Humbert
and Victor Frankenstein.
Enamorado de una nina de doce anos, el personaje de la novela, Humbert Humbert
, busca mantenerla alejada de todo contacto con los otros.
Neither, however, has Lyne pried apart its pages for his movie, allowing a more explicit look at the horrible intimacies to which Nabokov's gentleman scoundrel, Humbert Humbert
, only alludes in the book.
Jeremy Irons plays Humbert Humbert
, the teacher who takes up with a merry widow but has eyes only for her young daughter.
It's 1947 and Humbert Humbert
(Jeremy Irons) arrives in a small American college town to take up a teaching post.
S respected film critic Christopher Tookey says, the film "presents the book as an erotic love story, and tries to sell us Humbert Humbert
as a basically nice guy".