Lolita - Study Guide Part 1, Chapters 18-23 Summary & Analysis

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The wedding is a quiet affair, with Lolita remaining at Camp Q. Thanks to highballs, H.H. is able to evoke Lolita while caressing Charlotte in bed. She is intolerably tender at breakfast and takes his exasperation for the "silence of love." Their combined incomes suffice for middle-class needs. In the fifty days they are together, Charlotte annoyingly "glorifies" the house.

Charlotte and H.H. socialize with the few friends Charlotte has made. Thinking of Lolita browning at camp, H.H. impatiently anticipates drugging and fondling her. Charlotte is crazily jealous of everyone in H.H.'s past, and he pads and invents to satisfy her. H H.H. contemplates how a long confinement, Caesarean birth, and complications could leave him and Lolita alone together for weeks.

Charlotte talks about sending Lolita to a girl's boarding school. H. H. would have talked Charlotte...

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