|The Classic Lolita's Bookshelf|
Lolita fashion covers a broad range of styles, from the macabre Gothic Lolita to the other end of the spectrum, the sugary Sweet Lolita. Today, we delve into the literary mind of the Classic Lolita, who encompasses the poise and elegance of a bygone era. She is a lady who believes in afternoon tea, long leisurely walks through parks (with a parasol on hand to keep the pesky sun at bay), romantic courting gestures, calling cards to hand prospective friends or lovers, fan signals, and garden parties. She immerses herself in romantic literature that showcase the genteel lady and her expeditions through love and through life.
The classic lolita tends to gravitate towards more romantic works of literature, typically by European or North American authors, and often from the 18th-20th century time period. Her novels tend to deal with the more mature themes of romance, marriage, parenthood, finances, or aristocratic lifestyles rather than classic children's storybook themes. When building your Classic Lolita bookshelf, you can't go wrong with the classics by Jane Austen or Henry Miller, and more modern works by F. Scott Fitzgerald or Georgette Heyer. Finally, don't forget to seek out those hidden gems a true Classic Lolita hides inside her wardrobe from the prying eyes of nosy governesses or fiances, those salacious stories of clandestine lovers, illicit affairs, and women forgoing their familial or domestic duties for a scandalous life!
The Classic Lolita's Bookshelf
|Daisy Miller by Henry James|
|Emma by Jane Austen|
|The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer|
|The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald|
|Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence|
|Little Women by Louisa May Alcott|
|Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert|
|Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf|
|The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James|
|Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen|