Later, Charlotte voices her plan to send Dolores to a boarding school when she returns from camp.
Humbert then contemplates murdering Charlotte to remain close to Dolores but stops before carrying it out.
Humbert recovers the letters from the accident scene and then burns them.
Later, he convinces Charlotte's friends and neighbors that he is Dolores's biological father from a previous affair.
Its assimilation into popular culture is such that the name "Lolita" has been used to imply that a young girl is sexually precocious.
Lolita is included on TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels published from 1923 to 2005.
In it, Ray says he's presenting the details of a memoir entitled The Confession of a White Widowed Male written by a literary scholar of mixed European ethnicity who died recently in an American jail of heart failure while awaiting his murder trial.
Later, he marries a Polish woman named Valeria to allay suspicion of his hebephilia.A few days later, Charlotte finds Humbert's diary and furiously confronts him, telling him he will never see Dolores again.Charlotte then runs out of the house to mail letters she's written to friends about Humbert's obsession with Dolores but is killed by a passing car.However, their marriage dissolves after she admits to having an affair.Afterward, Humbert suffers a mental breakdown and recovers in a psychiatric hospital for the second time in his life.