Featured Post of the Month: August!

This Month’s Featured Post comes from Juli at A Universe in Words!

Post Title: “Why? Sexual Rewrites of Classics”

Post Summary:

I wrote this post, which almost turned into an angry rant, after seeing the Channel 4 News talk about classic novels such as ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Pride & Prejudice’ being rewritten but with added sexual content due to the public’s new fascination with novels such as ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. I think it is relevant because it immediately touches upon people’s favourite classics and the post has triggered some passionate replies!


“I believe that there is a fundamental difference between novels such as ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’, ‘Jane Eyre’, ‘Moby Dick’ or ‘A Christmas Carrol’ and books such as ‘Twilight’ and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. The former are classics which means that throughout the years and decades these novels have proven they have a pull and are attractive to people from every generation. They make the reader think, question him, even if the reader isn’t aware of it immediately. They have the ability to be more than entertainment. The latter are fads, they are novels that garner interest, become a craze, cause a whole mountain of similar books to be written and then the public is interested in something else and the process starts again. It is a momentary pleasure.”

Head on over to A Universe in Words to read the rest of this month’s Featured Post!

Also, be sure to nominate your favorite posts from the last month to be considered for September’s Featured Post of the Month.


3 thoughts on “Featured Post of the Month: August!

  1. Rather depressing. But then again I haven’t much respect for classics spin-offs either. :-/….these are fads that will dwindle away into non-existence while the classics will still endure…as long as there are books (real or virtual).


  2. Do these people KNOW what a classic is? Whether a car, a book, a dress, a hat, a pair of sunglasses, a recipe, anything that has clearly defined what is a classic, how it became a classic and should be respected as such. A classic. But as always, it will tested by those who clearly don’t understand it, or by those who just want to make money by mucking up something they think their ‘new and improved’ application is simply the best. Shame on us who support this by buying their ‘creation’. These horrible ‘reality’ shows, (anything BUT)the constant attempts to shock, reel and nauseate us-bending the stick of morality until it breaks.


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