I bought an old book at a consignment shop in Rochester, MN. I was intrigued by the pretty cover, but I had no desire to read the 1866 classic St. Elmo, by Augusta J. Evans. I knew it was a romance its cover. I started reading it just to see if the heroine, Edna (that’s a sexy name…) was going to show a bit of ankle.
The book is readable, as long as you skip the endless ‘information-dumping’ about ancient history, Greek gods, faraway places, and velvet curtains. It would never be published as a romance today due to the slow-ass plot (show me some ankle already!) and the blatant racism. Turns out the author rather liked slavery and even broke off an engagement over her brothed’s support of Abraham Lincoln. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta_Jane_Evans
Back to me.
The best thing I can say about this book is that it inspired me to attempt an early 1900s pinup shoot. The hair took longer to create than finding clothing and doing the shoot! I used this youtube video for instructions.
I got to use a family heirloom, pair of door-knocker earrings.
I can’t wait to see what the photographer was able to do with my look today. I mean, I might have shown some ankle!