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Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts

3.04 of 5 stars 3.04  ·  rating details  ·  126 ratings  ·  43 reviews

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

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Published (first published July 1st 2011)
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Jean Roberta
This book appeared because its time has come. Current writers of literary erotica claim that if publishers and the reading public had accepted explicit sex scenes in the mainstream literature of yesteryear, some writers would have written them in where they fit instead of simply ignoring sex or referring to it in grandiose but evasive metaphors (“the earth moved”).

The romances of Jane Austen (1775-1817) have never really fallen out of fashion since they were first published. Recent television a
What happens when both Bingley’s want Mr. Darcy, if both Miss Lucas and Mr. Collins prefer those of their own sex, if Lydia Bennet was doing much more than just flirting with the militia, or if Mr. Bennett spent his time in the library studying things of a decidedly more carnal nature? All this and lots more is embarked upon in Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts. Like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Hidden Lusts is a rewrite but instead of zombies, we have lots (and lots) of fleshy wickedness.

Kate Dana
Pride and Prejudice Hidden Lusts
By Mitzi Szereto
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN-10: 1573446637
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
Fiendishly Bookish
3.75 Stars

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

Dana Alma
Lascivious! Impassioned! Steamy! Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts is Jane Austen kicked up a notch! A wonderful parody of a classic, Jane Austen would approve. A creatively written story that takes all the elements we loved in the classic and then retelling it behind closed doors! Mitzi Szereto has done a superb job of melding a classic tale with an erotic flair. You will be able to find all your favorite characters in this adaptation, just not partaking of the same activities. Mrs. Bennett can ...more
Christine Morehouse

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
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Stephanie
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)
Glenda Bixler
"One Morning Mr. Bennet announced to his family that a guest would be arriving at Longbourn. "I have received a letter from my cousin, William Collins, who, when I am dead, may turn you all out of this house as soon as he pleases,.."

Pride & Prejudice:

Hidden Lusts

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
Erin O'Riordan
Mitzi Szereto is the queen of funny-sexy. I knew it when I read In Sleeping Beauty's Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales, so I suspected she would do great things with Jane Austen's classic. Indeed she has. The romance is intact, but interspersed with such deliciously funny erotic scenes as the loss of Mr. Collins' front tooth and the incident of the butternut squash. The forbidden desires exposed in this tome are of all varieties, from Mr. Bingley's secret crush on Mr. Darcy (culminating in a tense attempt ...more
Pride & Prejudice: Hidden Lusts is an erotica novel adaptation of Jane Austen's classic Pride & Prejudice. All the characters are still here from Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth, and Mr. Bingley but you could have never imagined what was really going on in Netherifeld Park!
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

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
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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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

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
My Thoughts:
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
Like a car wreck I cant look away from this weird genre of books attempting to cross pollinate 50 Shades of Grey and Pride and Prejudice. I think this is the third attempt I've read and by far the most insane. Not good insane though mind you, insane like Mary takes a magic potion, grows a beard and becomes a rabbi in Jerusalem (I am not making this up) in a random throwaway side plot type insane.
Still, while the other two books seemed to struggle to find ways to introduce sex to a book about na
One of the most loved books on the planet is reimagined with naughty bits. A bawdy romp much in the pantomime vein, I found this silly rather than sexy.
I found the concept of this - an erotic Jane Austen - a good idea for fun, but I think the execution here of the lusty parts not as good as it could have been. All the Pride and Prejudice characters were here and I adored the humor of many of the situations and really laughed out loud. Some of the "hidden" characterizations were just so fitting, a dominatrix Lady Catherine, for example. Generally, though, the erotica was actually a bit boring abd repetitious in nature. The author seems a better ...more
I'm just not a fan of these books that practically rewrite every line of the original book and then add chunks of their own narration and dialogue. I've already read the book so I don't want to read it again. Wasn't much of a fan of the erotic parts of the book either. More perverse than fun or stimulating.
I'm not sure why it took me over a year to read this. Maybe the language wasn't quite what I wanted? Or some of it was pretty ridiculous? But if you like Austen's Pride and Prejudice and you like erotic fiction, shouldn't you like this book? The answer should be "yes."

It's a retelling of Pride and Prejudice but with a lot of sex...but I think what I didn't like was that it was more like a really bad porno version of Pride and Prejudice. And maybe that was the intention. Some of the book was lau
Michelle Kelly
Rated 3.5 but I always rate up since GR doesn't count 1/2 stars. Full review can be found on my review blog:

Angela Moxon
Pride & Prejudice
Hidden Lusts
By: Mitzi Szereto

3 stars

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
Title: Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts*
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
I first saw this cover in my friend's goodreads page. She had been bragging on and on about Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts, and how erotic it was. First I thought Pride and Prejudice and erotic this two thing in one sentence! Sumi, you have finally lost it. But now that I have read it I must agree this was indeed one the erotic reads ever and absolutely beautiful adaptation on Austin's world.

Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice is second my second favorite in Austin's book. But Pride and Prejud
Warning: This book is not for the faint of heart or easily offended. Everything is permitted in this erotic retelling of Pride and Prejudice, and I do mean everything. Nothing is off limits, including a few handsome stable boys. To be fair, I picked this book up specifically because a review on Amazon was complaining about the gay sex.

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
Not quite so cheap as one might fear the premise to be.
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
I hate to compare this book to the "zombie" take of Pride and Prejudice, but this was a whole lot better and funnier than Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It was not so cut and paste as P&P&Z. Although it was meant to be erotic, this was laugh-out-loud funny, which doesn't lend itself to an erotic state of mind. Like another reviewer here on Goodreads mentioned, the book does play out like a Benny Hill skit.
another set of eyes
I found the juxtaposition of the story and the erotica, strange and entertaining all at once. This is definitely for fans of p & p, because it follows it verbatim in most parts. Have fun.
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Mitzi Szereto ( is an author and anthology editor of multi-genre fiction and non-fiction, has her own blog “Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto’s Weblog” (, and is creator/presenter of the Web TV channel “Mitzi TV” (, which covers “quirky” London.

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