Premium Content Headmistress Pratt: Guide to the Separate Worlds in Lolita
By Catherine Anne Higham-Kessler - September 02, 2002
In Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita, Humbert Humbert narrates the story of his love affair with a twelve-year old 'nymphet,' of whom he takes charge, as both lover and quasi-father figure, after her mother's death. Humbert's conversation with Headmistress Pratt of Beardsley School, where he plans to send Lolita, defines the distance between his and…
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