Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0026725, Wed, 23 Dec 2015 07:10:50 -0800

Re: Lolita: harlotte's "maroon slacks, yellow silk blouse"
"Maroon slacks" -- I think that somewhere in Lolita the phrase "maroon moron" occurs, which might suggest something about Charlotte's character.
"Yellow silk blouse" -- in Shakespeare's time the color yellow signified marital infidelity or unorthodox sexuality (cf. Malvolio's yellow hose in Twelfth Night).

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