Lolita

Factual error: Humbert finds Lolita in a phone booth at an Esso station. There were no Esso stations in Ohio, where they were living. That brand was used only in the Northeast.

Revealing mistake: The professor has a blowout, but all four tires on the car are fine.

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Humbert Humbert: What drives me insane is the twofold nature of this nymphet, of every nymphet perhaps, this mixture in my Lolita of tender, dreamy childishness and a kind of eerie vulgarity. I know it is madness to keep this journal, but it gives me a strange thrill to do so. And only a loving wife could decipher my microscopic script.

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