Olivia is a 1949 by Dorothy Bussy. It was published under the Pen Name "Olivia". Olivia is Bussy's only novel.
Olivia is a Queer Romance story about an English boarding school student and her French teacher. Olivia is a teenage girl who is sent off to a finishing school near Paris. While there, she becomes infatuated with her headmistress, Mlle. Julie.
Olivia is considered a lesbian classic and is an influential early case of Queer Media.
Not to be confused with the children's series Olivia.
Olivia provides examples of:
- The Film of the Book: The book was adapted in 1951 into the French film Olivia.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Julie s based on the 19th century teacher, Marie Souvestre. Cara is based on Souvestre's partner, Caroline Dussaut.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians: Olivia is a teenage schoolgirl infatuated with her female teacher.
- Teacher/Student Romance: Olivia is an adolescent girl in love with her female teacher at boarding school.