If as a teenager you ever had fantasies about boning Edward Rochester, you’re in for a pleasant surprise: Young adult publisher Clandestine Classics is reworking “Jane Eyre,” “Pride and Prejudice” and other 19th century classics into “erotic fiction.”
Clearly inspired by the record breaking success of “50 Shades of Grey,” the publisher says the books will introduce the novels to “a new generation of readers,” which is total BS because everyone has to read those books by 10th grade anyway.
That said, the publisher’s write-up of “Jane Eyre” does seem scandalous, both for soiling a classic novel and for promising untoward sex scenes:
From the moment Jane Eyre sets eyes on her one and true master, Mr Rochester, her life is irrevocably changed…
This stern, unyielding man brooks no refusal and demands all of what Jane has to offer as he invites her on a journey of the senses that would scandalise society. He demands her abject surrender. In his strong and athletic arms, Jane submits to his darkest desires and discovers hers are every bit as searing, plunging her into a world she never suspected and never wants to escape.
The books will be out in digital format only July 30.