True Crime, Books, Feminism, Equality

The Story of Sally Horner: The Real Lolita

A book inspired by the abduction and sexual grooming of an 11-year-old child

Fatim Hemraj
Nov 20, 2020 · 6 min read
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Sally Horner. This photo was believed to be taken during her captivity. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.” — Lolita

The real Lolita

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Frank Le Salle. Photo source.

Nabokov’s inspiration

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A telegram announcing the prohibition of Lolita. Photo source, Wikimedia Commons

“Wanted, wanted: Dolores Haze.
Hair: brown. Lips: scarlet.
Age: five thousand three hundred days.
Profession: none, or “starlet”.

Where are you hiding, Dolores Haze?
Why are you hiding, darling?
(I talk in a daze, I walk in a maze,
I cannot get out, said the starling).” — Lolita

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