Lolita Book Review—Sympathising With A Peadophile

Rob Marchant
Jun 6, 2020 · 5 min read
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Lolita is old enough and infamous enough to be known as a story of unhinged peadophilia. But it’s also a beautiful and depressing love story, with a tortured antagonist who despite his crimes, and due to the skill of the book’s author Vladimir Nabokov, we can eventually empathise with.

The plot focuses on peadophile Humbert Humbert — a handsome, French-born intellectual on the…