The success of the best-selling erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, has sparked British classics to be re-imagined for the new wave of ‘mummy porn’ addicts.
Classics such as Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes and Northanger Abbey have all been revamped to include more sex and racy language.
The publisher behind the updated versions is Total-E-Bound, and they drafted in their most popular authors to rework the classics after the success of Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Sierra Cartwright is currently penning the new version of Jane Eyre and said, “Jane Eyre is a breathtakingly beautiful story which has withstood the test of time.
“The biggest challenge is to be sure it’s fitting with Jane’s character and that the additions don’t change the beautiful flow of the story.”
One of the major changes in the new Jane Eyre book will be that, instead of simply marrying Mr Rochester, Jane will have explosive sex with him.
Wuthering Heights will see Catherine enjoying bondage sessions with Heathcliff, and Sherlock Holmes will have a sexual relationship with Watson in the updated version of the British classic.
Previous adaptations have had to keep very close to the originals, but now that copyright on the titles have lapsed, it’s made it easy to rework them.
Ann Channon, from Jane Austen’s House Museum, said, “I feel it’s almost desperate. A lot of people seem to be looking for a quick fix because they’re bored. They don’t want to use their imaginations.
“In Pride and Prejudice everything is already there but people are too lazy to bother to understand. There will be a lot of Jane Austen fans banging drums about this and kicking up a fuss.
“And I don’t think if Jane Austen was alive today she would approve. She was writing with passion, she had heart and feelings but these were restrained by the morals of her time.
“She held the moral line but she certainly understood passion, she alluded to it in her work. Some things are better left to the imagination and Jane Austen encouraged people to use their imaginations.”
The new versions will be available as e-books priced between £2.49 and £3.49 and will be released as printed copy if they become a success.
The first five new editions will be available from the end of this month.
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