For a time, there was a huge literary trend of re-working classic novels with supernatural twists. See: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Android Karenina. But now with society all aflutter about 50 Shades of Grey, we may soon read about Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth doing much more than sharing a chaste kiss.
Erotica publisher Clandestine Classics has announced that it will be publishing its own editions of classics such as Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Sherlock Holmes…with a twist. A sexy twist. According to the publisher:
The old-fashioned pleasantries and timidity have all been stripped away, quite literally. You didn’t really think that these much-loved characters only held hands and pecked cheeks, did you?…Learn what Sherlock really thought of Watson, what Mr. Darcy really wanted to do to Miss Elizabeth Bennet, and unveil the sexy escapades of Mr. Rochester and Jane Eyre. We’ll show you the scenes that you always wanted to see but were never allowed.”
Well, that certainly sounds interesting! Frankly I’m surprised that this hasn’t been done yet.
While these aren’t necessarily 50 Shades spinoffs, it’s quite intriguing to see how the series has affected literary culture, and is making erotica more publicly acceptable, or at least acknowledged. Nonetheless, I think the furthest deviation I’ll take from the original Sherlock Holmes is the BBC show Sherlock. [via Jezebel]
What do you think of these books? Will you read them?