Lolita is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, first published in 1955. It tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged European professor who becomes obsessed with a 12-year-old American girl named Dolores Haze, whom he nicknames Lolita. Humbert moves to a small town in New England to be near Lolita, and eventually marries her mother, Charlotte Haze, in order to be closer to her.

The novel begins with Humbert's confession of his love for Lolita and his obsession with her. He describes his past relationships with other women, and his attempts to control his feelings for Lolita. He also reveals his plan to marry Charlotte in order to be close to Lolita.

Humbert and Charlotte move to a small town in New England, and Humbert begins to take Lolita on trips and outings. He also begins to buy her gifts and take her to the movies. Humbert's obsession with Lolita grows, and he begins to neglect Charlotte. Eventually, Charlotte discovers Humbert's true feelings for Lolita and leaves him.

Humbert and Lolita then embark on a cross-country road trip, during which Humbert continues to manipulate and control Lolita. He also begins to sexually abuse her. Eventually, they settle in a small town in the Midwest, where Humbert continues to abuse Lolita.

The novel then jumps ahead two years, and Lolita is now a teenager. She has become rebellious and is involved in a relationship with a local boy. Humbert is still obsessed with Lolita, and he attempts to win her back. However, Lolita refuses and eventually leaves Humbert.

The novel ends with Humbert's confession of his love for Lolita and his regret for his actions. He also reveals that Lolita is now married and has a child.

Lolita is a dark and disturbing novel that explores the themes of obsession, manipulation, and abuse. It is a classic of modern literature and has been adapted into several films.