Publisher To Release Sexier Versions Of Classic Books
via Huffington Post:
An adult-fiction publisher is planning to take literary classics like Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Sherlock Holmes, and sexy them up for new audiences. Call it the Fifty Shades of Grey effect.
Claire Siemaszkiewicz, founder of Total-E-Bound Publishing, which is releasing the titles digitally on July 30, said:
We're not rewriting the classics. We're keeping the original prose and the author's voice. We're not changing any of that... But we want to enhance the novels by adding the 'missing' scenes for readers to enjoy.
Expect to see Jane Eyre have "explosive sex" with Mr. Rochester, and Sherlock get busy with his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson.
Sherlock and Watson. It's a move that's not only completely contrary to the characters (Holmes is essentially asexual and there's no undertones of romance between the two in Doyle's work), but it completely disregards the wishes of the Doyle estate.
I've always sort of disliked people taking public domain works and remixing them. Sticking robots into Anna Karenina, in my opinion, cheapens the work, and it's not funny or clever, it's just kitsch. In fairness though, I've never read Android Karenina, so my opinion isn't entirely informed. Maybe it's good.
But this. I can't even. If I get started I'm never going to stop.
So let's hear from the peanut gallery. What do you think?
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