Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001508, Wed, 4 Dec 1996 10:50:00 -0800

Re: Lolita queries (fwd)
EDITOR'S NOTE. Roy Johnson <Roy@mantex.demon.co.uk>, originator of the
query discussed below, is the author of an "electronic book" on VN's short
stories that was "serialized" on NABOKV-L in 1995. It is available in the
NABOKV-L Archive.
>Vitaly Kupisk (104361.1700@compuserve.com) takes a shot at it:
>1) Hairy Humbert's hand, I presume, that pitiful pervert...

Yes! This is entirely plausible, and well spotted

>2)The first two sentences of Pott's speech are a plausible boasting. The third
>sentence seems fabricated by Humbert in its entirety.

I agree - see my own post suggesting (more or less) the same
Roy Johnson