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Classics given a steamy Fifty Shades of Grey makeover
UK Daily Mail ^
| July 17, 2012
| Emily Andrews
Posted on 07/18/2012 7:16:19 AM PDT by C19fan
Devotees of Jane Austen or the Bronte sisters may wish to loosen their corsets and have the smelling salts within reach. Some of the greatest works of English literature have been controversially sexed up for the 21st century. Following the success of erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, one enterprising publisher has given classics such as Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights a bawdy makeover.
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KEYWORDS: literature; porn
Vulgarization of classic literature for the vulgar age we live in. Did the publisher trolled around the internet for fan fiction authors?
posted on 07/18/2012 7:16:31 AM PDT
Civilization continues its death plunge.
posted on 07/18/2012 7:23:25 AM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
"Classics" means Aristophanes and Catullus, who might be able to teach them a thing or two about erotic writing.
Some of the old Loeb bilingual editions of Greek and Latin classics have passages left in Latin or turned into Italian, to avoid prosecution under the Comstock laws.
First, we had the Kenyan’s minions rewriting American history to include Dear Leader.
Now we have them taking their crayons to literature.
posted on 07/18/2012 7:41:54 AM PDT
by Old Sarge
(We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
posted on 07/18/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT
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posted on 07/18/2012 8:54:39 AM PDT
(Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
From the article:
while sleuth Sherlock Holmes has a sexual relationship with his sidekick Dr Watson in the updated edition.
I really don't want to know what happens between Peter Pan and the Lost Boys in the updated edition. Or what the characters in The Hundred Acre Wood do to Winnie the Pooh when he gets stuck in the Honey Tree.
posted on 07/18/2012 8:56:15 AM PDT
(You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
Ironic. This seems the reverse of Bowdlerisation. I can’t wait for the rape of Lady McBeth.
posted on 07/18/2012 8:57:25 AM PDT
I shudder to think of what they will do with the works of H. Wadsworth Longfellow.
posted on 07/18/2012 9:07:39 AM PDT
some people see purity, goodness, decency and must trash it.
Sad for our society - especially our children and grandchildren. Who will have to try to make it in a society that is systematically destroying everything good and decent.
We are a society in decline and will collapse unless we turn around and choose a better, wiser path. We are already beginning to reap the fruit .......... but it still may not be too late- one can hope anyway
Emily Bronte’s, “Wuthering Heights” is steamy enough, as is.
The funny thing most people just think about the first half of the novel, dramatized in the famous black and white movie version, but don't one does hear too much about all the ugliness and brutality of Heathcliff after Cathy dies.
posted on 07/18/2012 12:09:43 PM PDT
Damn you, you beat me to it.
posted on 07/18/2012 12:10:47 PM PDT
(FUJR (not you, Jim))
I have my moments, few and far between, but I have them.
Publisher's do slash fiction
. Western Civ is commiting ever faster thanks to corporate bastards. Corporations are not conservative, they are greedy soulless bastards.
posted on 07/19/2012 8:29:41 PM PDT
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