The novel ''Lolita'' written by Vladimir Nanbokov is a gripping story of an adult man torn by the destructive passion he feels for a 12-year-old girl. The main character, Humbert Humbert, is of a rich, English family of hotel owners. At the age of 13 Humbert got interested in a girl of same age called Anabel, though after first erotic experiences she died from typhoid. From this moment on he kept looking for a woman resembling Anabel. But having sex with adult women proved to be just a makeshift. Humbert was yearning for a flapper. Yet he never tried anything else than looking at them or dreaming unrealistic fantasies until he met Dolores Haze. One day he rented a room at her mother''s. He married her mother Charlotte just to be closer to this girl. Lolita (the dimunitive of Dolores) sensed his inclination and kept letting him kissing her or caressing in a delicate way. Having discovered his husband''s shocking passion he described in his secret notebook, she rushed to send some letter concerning this case and was hit by the car. Shortly after the funeral, Humbert received Lolita from her summer holidays she had been at and they started a one-year journey around America. Her ''stepfather'' behaved like a typical lover- he took out on her, was very jealous, kept buying her presents and, consequently, turned her into a mental wreck. Finally, Lolita run away from him to an old screenwriter who promissed her a career in Hollywood. Humbert tried to follow her, but without success. After three years Lolita contacted him, asking for a financial support. She lived in poor conditions in a barrack. Being only 17, she was already pregnant, totally unkempt and lost. Humbert gave her the money and then he went to murder the screenwriter, for what he was sent to jail. Nevertheless, he died before the trial started. Lolita died shortly afterwards in her childbirth.