Skip to comments.Classics given a steamy Fifty Shades of Grey makeover
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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Civilization continues its death plunge.
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.
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.
Ironic. This seems the reverse of Bowdlerisation. I can’t wait for the rape of Lady McBeth.
I shudder to think of what they will do with the works of H. Wadsworth Longfellow.
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.
Especially this version...
Damn you, you beat me to it.
I have my moments, few and far between, but I have them.
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