Petticoats in Fiction

PETTICOATS IN FICTION

Classic and Contemporary fiction which alludes to our favorite subject


CONTEMPORARY

The Cheerleader by Ruth Doan MacDougall, G.P. Putman's Sons (1973) This book has been republished and is now available at www.amazon.com)

Heartbreak Hotel by Anne Rivers Siddons, Popular Library (1977)

The Knife in My Hands by Keith Maillard, Beaufort Books (1983) This book touches on androgyny, boy dressing in girl's clothes, might available at second hand book stores.

[ALL THE ABOVE OF COURTESY OF JOHN]

CLASSIC

The Castle by Franz Kafka

There is a scene in which K is trying to make love to the barmaid at the Herrenhof and rolling around behind the bar, fumbling with layers of underskirts which he cannot overcome.

Commentary by Pammie: K seems unable to overcome the wide, thick, soft, snowy expanses of winter landscape that surround the castle. A petti-reflection of the one of the themes!

Blue Moon (Victorian Library)

(a/k/a "The Adventures of Julian Robinson")

A Victorian governess applies petticoat discipline to an unruly boy in England. Certainly corsets are the main stay (sic) but in the latter part of the book, there is a shopping trip to London in which Julian is outfitted in corset, petticoats and dresses.

 

 

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