Erotic Fairy Tales: A Romp through the Classics
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Erotic Fairy Tales: A Romp through the Classics

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A traditional source of sexual titillation for adult readers, fairy tales historically boasted licentious themes before being cleaned up for the consumption of children in modern times. Seasoned erotica author Mitzi Szereto restores the explicit sex in these 15 tales — and adds some provocative surprises of her own. Here the bawdy humor of French fable meets the sublime er...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published March 12th 2001 by Cleis Press
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I was surprised by how well written this book was. I was unfamiliar with some of the "original" tales but I enjoyed reading all the stories. I don't really have a favorite. I don't usually read erotic stories, but I didn't find it uncomfortable reading this. I also loved the historical explanation of the original story's origins before each tale.
From the few stories in here that I did read, this was poorly done. Though the introduction was somewhat literary (there was some Western presumptions placed on interpretation) and the introductions of each story were intelligent enough, the stories themselves were hasty sketches, more like outlines of a fuller story. Furthermore, instead of being erotic, the language was lost in this strange way of not coming out and just saying cunt or vulva or something, instead we get words like "fuzzy pods"...more
Jan 21, 2010 Sarra rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
I managed to stomach only about half the stories in this collection before just giving up. I didn't find the author's insistence on making every single character completely naive at all erotic. Even in a fantasy setting I couldn't figure out how an adult male would be surprised by an erection, as though he'd simply never had one before. Maybe it's the company I keep, but all of the guys I know figured that out somewhere around puberty.
Was at a bit of loss as I haven't read most of the tales in their original form. The preface to each take on the story was helpful, but I would have appreciated reference notes to back up her information. The erotic take on the stories aren't terrible, but not as engaging as I expected them to be. This works as a companion piece for someone as interested in fairy tales as I- that's about it.
♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme
This book was a different take on all the fairy tales Disney had turned into HEA. This is a better interpretation.
Its a collection of stories. Strange (even by my standards) not yet what I was expecting.
Not near as good as the Sleeping Beauty Chronicles if you're looking for erotic spins on stories.
Rapunzel's tower has a whole new meaning....
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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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