Very Victorian Problems


Brought to you by Jane Eyre. She’s a character in Annabelle Troy’s novel available on Amazon, Jane Eyre Gets Real. Oh, and Charlotte Bronte wrote about her too.

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You spill milk but have used all the rags curling your hair.

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Your doll’s wardrobe costs more than yours.

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You need three people to help you get dressed in the morning–and you don’t like two of them.

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You can only wear all black when someone dies.

 

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Your crinoline doubles as a birdcage.

 

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Your skirt WILL catch on fire. But you can use your cloak to put it out.

 

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Your friends are as beautiful as you are.

30 thoughts on “Very Victorian Problems

  1. The realities of life back then hardly make it as romantic as I always imagine it was.
    The girl in that first photo looks so miserable!
    But an hilarious post 🙂

    1. Thank you! That girl does look sulky, doesn’t she–guess she didn’t like all the time it took to curl her hair! I liked her picture, though, ’cause her misery makes her seem “real.” Definitely a time that romanticized itself, a trait I have always found fascinating!

  2. Another great post! I have a print of that painting of the French princess and her entourage on the wall in my living room.

    1. Thank you! Ah, the beautiful Winterhalter painting. I remember reading that before she got engaged to the emperor Eugenie walked to the river, intending to throw herself in because the man she loved–not the emperor–had jilted her. According to legend she doesn’t do so because she meets a clairvoyant along the way who assures her she will live to be an empress. Not sure if it’s true but I love the idea!

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