First, lets look at this list shall we:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Sierra Cartwright
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Amy Armstrong
Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet by A.C. Doyle and Sarah Marsters
Northanger Abby by Jane Austen and Desiree Holt
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne and Marie Sexton
Yes, my dear lovely readers, THOSE AMAZING CLASSICS are going to be re-published with erotic scenes in them Yeah, you heard me. According to Oh No They Didn't, Total E-Bound is
"100% convinced" that there was a market for the racy versions of the 19th century novels by authors Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen and that the spicing up of the much-loved books will introduce the classics to "a new generation of readers".Now, I don't mind retellings. Those are really great! I love reading them. But really? Have we REALLY come to the point of putting erotica into classic novels? I was sure the point of these novels was for all the sexual tension WITHOUT the whole sex put in.
According to Claire Siemaszkiewicz, founder of Total-E-Bound Publishing
"We're not rewriting the classics. We're keeping the original prose and the author's voice. We're not changing any of that.I'm sorry, but if they were not there in the first place, I'm sure it wasn't missing.
"But we want to enhance the novels by adding the 'missing' scenes for readers to enjoy.
These classics, in my opinion, are classics for a reason. Lizzie and Darcy's relationship was talked about because you saw these two people falling in love despite their differences. Their glances, occasional had holding, their discussions were enough for us to believe in their love. I don't need a sexy scene to "enhance" these novels.
I want them to be left along.
What about you all. Will you be reading these new editions?