Humbert powers an encounter with a man, whose name he has quite recently as of late learned, in this current man’s home. The occasions that prompted this standoff started four years sooner. Moderately aged Humbert, an European, lands in the United States where he has verified at occupation at Beardsley College in Beardsley, Ohio as a Professor of French Literature. Before he starts his post in the fall, he chooses to spend the late spring in the retreat town of Ramsdale, New Hampshire. He is given the name of Charlotte Haze as somebody who is leasing a room in her home for the late spring. He finds that Charlotte, bereaved now for a long time, is a lady who puts on an act.
Among the exhibit of those pretense is tossing around the name of Clare Quilty, a TV and stage content essayist, who came to talk at her ladies’ club meeting and who she infers is currently a companion. Those pretense likewise veil being forlorn, particularly as she is an explicitly forceful and freed lady. Humbert thinks about Charlotte as a notorious “joke” yet chooses to lease the room after gathering Charlotte’s provocative girl, Dolores Haze – all the more as often as possible alluded to as Lolita – who he first spots in a swimsuit tanning in the back yard. He is promptly beguiled by Lolita, with who he winds up fixated in a sexual way in spite of her age, she being simply into her youngsters. He will likewise discover that Charlotte has precisely the same affections for him. While Charlotte does whatever she can to be distant from everyone else with Humbert, Humbert does likewise with Lolita.