Some of the world’s most famous classic authors are to receive an ‘erotic makoever’ thanks to new ebook editions that insert steamy scenes into titles such as Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice. The move comes in response to the growing popularity of erotica among ebook consumers.
Publisher Clandestine Classics promises to show readers how John Watson really felt about Sherlock Holmes, and what Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy really got up to. The new erotic elements have been added by authors such as Sierra Cartwright and Desiree Holt.
The idea of altering classic texts isn’t new. Pride and Prejudice, for example, was famously rewritten (or ‘mashed up’) as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a few years ago, and film adaptations of classic texts often insert extra sex. But some people are likely to bristle at the idea of sex being inserted so bluntly into classic texts.