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Publisher releases sexed-up editions of classics

Publisher releases sexed-up editions of classics

July 20th, 2012 in News

NEW YORK (AP) - Now we know how Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson really felt about each other.

British e-publisher Clandestine Classics is releasing sexed-up editions of Sherlock Holmes, "Pride and Prejudice" and other classics, with erotic passages woven into the traditional texts. That means Mr. Darcy "buried inside the depths" of Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride and Prejudice" and Dr. Watson declaring his "joy of knowing other men."

Clandestine managing director Claire Siemaszkiewicz (sih-MASS'-kuh-wihtz) says she has always been drawn to "the underlying sexual tension" in older novels. The new editions were started before the "Fifty Shades" phenomenon, but the release date was moved up to July 30 in hopes of attracting fans of E.L. James' erotic trilogy.