In a message dated 22/02/2012 14:19:47 GMT Standard Time, Rsgwynn1@CS.COM writes:
Does Humbert ultimately receive some moment of Grace?  I like to think he has, as he sits overlooking and overhearing the children near the end of the novel.  It does move in a mysterious way, its wonders to perform. 
Brian Boyd has long ago pointed to Nabokov's brilliance and insight in having Humbert seductively place this passage just where it is near the end of his narrative. Nabokov ruthlessly exposes readers who are seduced by the rhetoric of a child-rapist and murderer. This does not mean that Humbert's fleeting insight had no validity, but it was fleeting, and he did not have the integrity to act on it.
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