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Erotic make-over for classics

pride and preudiceA publisher of adult fiction is giving literary classics such as Pride & Prejudice and Northanger Abbey an erotic makeover. The company said it is “100 per cent convinced” that there is a market for the racy versions and that the spicing up of the books would introduce the classics to “a new generation of readers”.

According to Clandestine Classics, when Darcy first arrives in Hertfordshire, Elizabeth Bennet is instantly captivated. Electrifying sexual tension soon leads to an unexpected kiss and Elizabeth’s world is turned upside down.

In the new-look Northanger Abbey, Henry introduces Catherine Morland to a whole new world of eroticism, a world where sex knows no boundaries and even her deepest, most secret fantasies, can be played out behind closed doors.

Claire Siemaszkiewicz, founder of Total-E-Bound Publishing, which is releasing the titles from July 30 in digital format, 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.

“People are going to either love it or hate it. But we’re 100% convinced that there’s a market there. We’ll be bringing the classics to a new generation of readers as well as to people who love the classics but would like to see what we have done with them.”

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