Humbert Humbert and Dolores Haze are complete opposites of each other. While Lolita is fragile, nubile and coy, Humbert Humbert is masculine, strong and determined. The cover shows this contrast by using a heavy typeface for Vladimir Nabokov (who like Humbert hails from Russia). In the same "playfully perverse" nature of the book, Lolita's name is constructed from pubic hair — which reveals her fragility.