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Erotic Versions of Beloved Classics- Yay Or Nay?
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erhea13



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xina wrote:

I can't remember what she did with Bingly and Jane. I read these so many years ago, but you are correct in saying that she picked up the story after they married. I really enjoyed the first book. Thought the sex wasn't erotic, but certainly hot enough.


Jane and Bingley ended up having a "typical" for the era marriage where Jane was basically a baby machine. It also went the route of Bingly being unsure or afraid that Jane could have or wanted a satisfying sexual relationship so he spent his "baser" urges on a mistress. I believe he had children with the mistress and she died. Darcy and Elizabeth had to clean up that mess and Jane ended up raising the children.

Jane and Bingley were never my favorite characters but I think Berdoll backpedalled from where Austen left them both - stretching their wings of independence and learning not to rely so much on Darcy and Elizabeth to lead them to their wants and needs. It may have been a fairly accurate portrayal of a genteel marriage, but it tarnished both characters for me.

As for the sex, I think it was hot enough (but I enjoy the gamut of no sex to erotica so that really doesn't matter so much to me so long as it fits with the story).

But I will say that Berdoll made her treatment of the Bingley's up to me somewhat by knocking off Mr. Collins and having Lady Catherine pee herself. I almost died of laughter at both descriptions.
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willaful



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't read any of these, nor will I, but I find the way they're done very offensive. Keeping the original titles and adding the new authors name to the original authors, as if they were collaborators, seems incredibly disrespectful to me.
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