Lolita is a novel about an intellectual pedophile named Humbert Humbert who becomes infatuated with a 12-year old girl, Lolita. After renting a room from Charlotte, Lolita's mother, Humbert marries Charlotte. Charlotte dies after being hit by a car and Humbert becomes Lolita's step-father, entering into a sexual relationship with the girl and traveling around the country. After Lolita disappears, Humbert finds her years later with a husband. Humbert then finds and kills Quilty, a playwrite, who took Lolita away from him.