Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts
Imagine that Jane Austen had written the opening line of her satirical novel Pride and Prejudice this way: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a good romp and a good wifealthough not necessarily from the same person or from the opposite sex." In Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts Mr. Darcy has never...more
I did a mini-review of this on the vlog, and I called it playful (like a Benny Hill sketch for porn...), and I think that's really what I got from it (and part of why I liked it). It sort of straddles the line between serious and silly, but it's done in a way that works. There are times when authors do parodies, spoofs, or just really random updates/adaptations of a classic, and you can tell that their main goal is to shock and amuse people who didn't like the classic to begin with - you get...more
Author: Mitzi Szereto
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Cleis Press
Format: paperback & digital ebook
Date/Year: July 5, 2011
Reviewed by: ElaineReads
*This book was provided to the reviewer by the author for review
Summary from the publisher:
Imagine that Jane Austen had written the opening line of her satirical novel Pride and Prejudice this way: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in w...more
Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts by Mitzi Szereto
In this age in which a new form of moral Puritanism is creeping intocontemporary society, this novel uses an age old setting to demonstrate theemerging hostility towards diverse sexual acts that are widely practiced today.This erotic parody of Jane Austen’s Prideand Prejudice, by Mitzi Szereto, has been cleverly given the title Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts. Itstitle signifies the fact that it deals with the favourable as well as theunfavou...more
The romances of Jane Austen (1775-1817) have never really fallen out of fashion since they were first published. Recent television a...more
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: HIDDEN LUST is a vibrantly titillating sensual sophisticated rendition of Jane Austin’s classic PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE from erotic romance author Mitzi Szereto who brings these classic characters to life in her rampantly lascivious adaptation which released this past Spring from Cleis Press to raved reviews.
Readers let me start that PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: HIDDEN LUSTS is not for the faint of heart. This highly sexually charged read is everything I look for in a well crafted stor...more
A Whipped Cream "BEST BOOK"
Do the “classics” entertain you with their period language and beautiful imagery but leave you wanting the characters to break out of those molds and just get real? No, I’m not suggesting a Real World Regency England. But if you would like to know what happens when the BBC gets crossed with Cinemax look no further than Mitzi Szereto’s Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts. This is not your high school lit teache...more
When I got a text from Tevya, asking me if I wanted the Pride & Prejudice erotica, I all caps'ed her in response and said "YES! ME ME ME!". Why you ask? Am I just a smut monger? Yes and no. I think works like this, as well as Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, and even fan fiction are really fun genres, as well as challenging ones. You try writing something that is your own creation, while sticking to the confines of the original author's characters - It's not easy. P&PHL did that...more
While Mrs. Bennett is determined to marry off one of her daughters to the good fortune of Mr. Bingley, Mr. Bennett is too busy behind his study doors with his favorite pictures to get involved.. Mr. Bennett is not the only one w...more
Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts is a refreshingly erotic taste of the classics that will raise eyebrows, hemlines and strain breeches. Mitzi Szereto patterns her prose in a lively pas de deux that both amuses and titillates as she lays out an R-rated Pride of Prejudice…one we have not seen the like of before.
Szereto’s honest effort to channel a sensual Jane Austen amid the pleasantries and frivolity of polite English society is anything but tepid-every character in this very familia...more
I’m going to be brutally honest with this review. First of all, if you’ve followed my reviews at all, you’ll know I don’t really read that much erotica. Which is...more
By Mitzi Szereto
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Publisher: Cleis Press
Source: Author supplied PDF
Warning: This book is for those of mature sensibilities.
Drop those breeches and rip open those bodices and enter the scandalous behind the scenes world of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Do you want to know what Mr. Bennet really does behind the closed door of his library? Is Lydia Bennet just wild or is she really just a 7-11 kind of girl? What is Ge...more
By: Mitzi Szereto
Well the subtitle of the book says it all!! I warn you, if what happens behind the bedroom door (well in this book everywhere but) makes you uncomfortable, this is not the book for you! Every character in this book, with the exception of the nerve wrought and uptight Mrs. Bennet, can only be described as horny!! There is a plethora of consortium going on within the pages of this book. As a matter of fact I think there may only be a dozen...more
Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice is second my second favorite in Austin's book. But Pride and Prejud...more
Pride & Prejudice:
By Mitzi Szereto
I admit I decided to read and review this book out of curiosity because I had never read the original Pride & Prejudice given my business education and background. After reading the book, I did a little resear...more
Book provided by publisher for review
I'm amazed how parallel Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Szereto's sexy parody, Hidden Lusts, are. Though I do believe the original is a timeless classic, I can't say I really enjoyed it that much. I remember having to read it in tenth grade English; I made it about three-quarters through, before deciding just to SparkNotes the rest of it. This fiery rewrite however, I had no trouble reading. It may be I just really like sex (most likely)...more
And the author didn't screw up rewriting the story.
The augments to the narrative are quite clearly over the top; though seem mostly serve as exposition for the dispositions of the involved characters.
While the narrative is faithfully retold, I reckon there's not exactly as much of the source narrative to be enough for fans of P&P; but I suppose they should instead just read P&P.
Unfortunately, though, I suspect the absurdity of the er...more
Still, while the other two books seemed to struggle to find ways to introduce sex to a book about na...more
Her books include THE WILDE PASSIONS OF DORIAN GRAY; THRONES OF DESIRE: EROT...more