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Madeleine: [Lolita] Church of Magdalene in Paris. Humbert meets a streetwalker there.
Magdelein: [Lolita] German for a little girl or lassie. Humbert speaks of making a "clean" home for Lolita and finding himself a Magdelein from one of Lolita's friends (as opposed to Lolita).
Magnolia Gardens: [Lolita] Proabably Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina, founded in 1676, and currently one of several such arboretums in that city.
Main Street: [Lolita] Street in Wace where Humbert searches for his temporarily lost Lolita.
Mann Act: [Lolita] Otherwise known as the White Slave Traffic Act, the Mann Act (authored by Illinois Republican Representative James Mann and passed by Congress in 1910), prohibited the interstate transportation of women for immoral purposes. Prostitution in the United States was unregulated until the Mann act was passed. By 1915, nearly all of the states, with the exception of what was then the "frontier," had banned the existence of brothels. Today, one found in violation of the Mann Act can be fined $5,000, or imprisoned for 5 years, or both. If a minor is involved the penalty might be doubled.
Marat, Jean-Paul: [Lolita] (1743-1793) French revolutionary stabbed while bathing.
May 30: [Lolita] A Fast Day in New Hampshire but not in the Carolinas.
McCoo, Mr.: [Lolita] An impoverished cousin of one of Humbert's uncle's old employees. He is retired and has a wife and two girls (one is twelve). Humbert originally went to Ramsdale with the intention of rooming with the McCoos, but their house burned before his arrival.
McCoo, Virginia: [Lolita] Also Ginny. The twelve year old daughter of Mr. McCoo; Humbert was motivated to move to Ramsdale by the prospect of living in the same house with this perspective nymphet. She is no nymphet. She suffered from polio as a child and probably is deformed or handicapped. Lolita describes her as mean and a lame fright.
McFate's secretary: [Lolita] Continuously responsible for interupting Humbert's idealic plans. This inept secretary acts as a "secondary fate."
Menninger Foundation, The: [Lolita] The Menninger Clinic for psychiatry was founded by Charles Menninger in Topeka, Kansas in 1920, and is considered the first attempt to gather many specialists in one centralized facility. The Menninger Foundation was formed in 1941 in order to educate professionals and conduct psychiatric research.
Mesmer Mesmer: [Lolita] one of several pseudonyms Humbert thinks about before chosing Humbert Humbert. See also Otto Otto and Lambert Lambert.
Milner Pass: [Lolita] Part of Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, Colorado. Milner Pass (elevation 10,759 feet) marks the spot where the Continental Divide crosses the Trail Ridge Road.
Mirana Motel: [Lolita] One of the many motels in which Humbert and Lolita spend the night. The motel shares the mirana with the Hotel Mirana where Humbert first met his Annabell Leigh.
Molnar, Dr.: [Lolita] Beardsly dentist who removes most of Humbert's teeth and replaces them with dentures.
Monfiori: Monfiori is a pale, hairy, red-haired character in "Wingstroke", whose sole interests are the Bible and billiards. He is writing a book on the Biblical book of Job. He befriends Kern and is the first to learn of his plans for suicide. In fact, Monfiori knew of his decision before Kern tells him, saying that wherever he travels he looks for people like Kern, and recognized him right away. He asks, and is granted, permission to be there when Kern kills himself.
Monique: [Lolita] A childlike prostitute Humbert meets in Paris.
A Murder Is Announced: [Lolita] The title of a novel by the English mystery writer Agatha Christie (pub. 1950).
My Cue: [Lolita] Vivian Darkbloom's biographical book on Clare Quily.