8 Erotic Retellings Of Classic Literature

Fifty Shades of Grey ignited a new craving for erotic fan fiction. Now fans can take their enjoyment of the trend one step further with sexual takes on classic stories, such as Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice.

1. Pride/Prejudice


Pride/Prejudice brings to light all the buried secrets, potential scandals, and unspoken, forbidden loves of Austen’s story, weaving a tale of intertwined passions, pride humbled, and ultimately, freedom from prejudice.

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“Guilty as charged,” Fitz said, bestowing a kiss on the pouting lips. “My great uncle might have been pleased at my following his example. Now, what shall my penalty be? I know.” He trailed his hand down Charles’ slender body until he found what he was searching for, held tight and squeezed.

Charles groaned and arched his back. “God, Fitz, you’re a devil. I wish you’d—”

“Don’t talk,” Fitz said. He moved lower in the bed, opened his mouth, and paid his forfeit with an alacrity bordering dangerously on enthusiasm. He would consider it deplorable if he were not motivated by love. Love of the purest kind.

2. Pride & Prejudice: Hidden Lusts


The entire cast of characters from Austen’s classic is here in this rewrite that goes all the way. This time Mr. Bingley and his sister both have designs on Mr. Darcy’s manhood; Elizabeth’s bff Charlotte marries their family’s strange relation and stumbles upon a secret world of feminine relations more to her liking; and, in this telling, men are not necessarily the the only dominating sex

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As the house filled with the sound of footsteps and the excited squeals of Lydia, Mr. Bennet proceeded to stroke his manhood with greater urgency, the pressure building in his loins indicating that it would soon require release. He knew he had to make haste before his pleasure was lost to him forever. Concentrating on the drawing, Mr. Bennet bounced up and down in his chair, launching the full length of himself into his phantom horse-girl’s backside, the groans of the chair legs they threatened to collapse beneath him rivaling those that spring from his lips.

3. Master


Dantes spent years imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s returned to Paris in the guise of the Count of Monte Cristo, seeking vengeance on those who sent him to jail. But his plan also includes a different kind of revenge on the woman he has never forgotten, the lover he has made it his mission to possess.

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She arched toward him as his hands smoothed down her narrow back, her chin tipping up and the bundle of walnut hair loosening beneath her skull. As he bent to close his lips around an offered nipple, Dantes’ own desire surged when he heard her soft cry of pleasure turn to a deeper one of need. Her legs shifted, open slightly next to him, her bare thigh brushing his salt-crusted seaman’s trousers. He hadn’t even bothered to change before coming to take her away to their reunion on this secluded hillock.

4. Unmasqued


Condemned to the catacombs below, Erik has desired his obsession from the shadows, careful to keep his identity, and his secret, in the dark. Only he understands Christine’s extraordinary talents and her beauty. Only he can pleasure her like no man has before. But his sensual power comes with a price-and a risk to everyone who stands between them. For Christine too is succumbing to her most forbidden and dangerous desires-and to the Phantom who’s making them all come true.

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From behind, his face moved against her; she felt warm flesh brush against her right jawline and then hot, soft lips press against her skin. Her head held immobile, her eyes closed against the searing light, Christine struggled to draw in a breath and succeeded only in shuddering and faintly sobbing as pleasure burned where he kissed her, drawing on her flesh; slowly, insistently.

5. Entwined


When not-as-proper-as-one-would-think Victorian woman Jane Clemons convinces her father to take her on an expedition in the jungle, her only goal is to find her lover Jonathan, who disappeared three years earlier. She and her father, along with Jonathan’s trusted friend Kellan Darkdale, set off on their journey.

But shortly after their party arrives on the coast of Madagascar, Jane finds herself enthralled not only by the freedom and beauty of the lush jungle, but a reclusive wild man who seems to be fascinated by her.

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There were two other creatures. Women. He remembered the word, for he’d studied the picture books. The two women were as different from each other as the two men were: one was nearly as large and muscular as a young ape, also with pale skin and dark hair. But the other one… she was slender and lithe… and her hair was like golden fire.

The watcher in the trees was immediately fascinated by the second woman, his attention drawn to that fiery beacon of hair. He wondered if would be warm to the touch, if it would burn his fingers.

6. Never


Dr Wendee Williams is a university lecturer and part-time voyeur whose life falls apart when an affair with a student goes horribly wrong. Her marriage to a much older man is torn apart, and in the aftermath she escapes to tropical north Queensland where a male prostitute introduces her to the handsome and mysterious Pietre DeMartande, a wealthy recluse who takes Dee to his private island where she becomes “his Wendee”.

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Dee’s hands tightened against her thighs, her breath quickening in the dark and silent room, her eye steady against the telescope. The boy/man she was watching had perfect skin, velvet black enhanced with an intricate pattern of ochre stripes. He was seated in the traditional position with his didgeridoo stretched out before him as he played, and against the backdrop of a colorless, grey dormitory wall he looked startling primitive. Like a time traveler.

7. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty


Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty’s complete and total enslavement to him

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His desire had been hard and almost painful to him when he had come into the room, and now it was urging him almost mercilessly.

He mounted her, parting her legs, giving the white inner flesh of her thighs a soft, deep pinch, and, clasping her right breast with his left hand, he thrust his sex into her.

8. Jane Eyre Laid Bare


According to The Bookseller, “Jane Eyre Laid Bare is a fan fiction re-write of Charlotte Bronte’s much-loved novel, giving the original an exciting and enticing erotic make-over.”

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