Lolita - Part 1, Chapters 13-17 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapters 13-17 Summary

That Sunday is as bright as predicted, but Mary Rose is sick, meaning the picnic is off; Lolita refuses to go to church. Freshly shaved and perfumed, H.H. goes looking for Lolita and when he finds her, she shows him a magazine picture of a surrealist painter lying on the beach beside a half-buried Venus di Milo. He hides his arousal, adjusting his robe and talking fast. As Lolita innocently shifts her bottom across his lap, H.H. fights to put off "the ultimate convulsion," repeating her phrases as his hand creeps up her leg, which, fortunately, had been bruised the previous day, allowing him to commiserate. As she laughs, head thrown back, H.H. crushes out against her buttock the "last throb" of the longest ecstasy ever experienced.

Lolita goes to a movie with the Chatfields and Charlotte sets an elegant...

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