Fifty Shades of Grey PDF
British writer E.L James burst out into the literary scene with her first erotic romance novel, 50 Shades of Grey PDF. The wildly popular novel actually takes its roots from a Twilight fan fiction by the same author, titled, Master of the Universe. The fan fiction circulated on several websites under James’ pen name, Snowqueen’s Icedragon. However, due to the adult nature of the book, she had it removed from several fan fiction sites and published it instead on her own website. After the author’s fan fiction received positive feedback from readers, James decided to re-work the book into an original novel. And thus, the now popular trilogy “Fifty Shades” was born.
The plot of Fifty Shades of Grey introduces the readers to the main protagonists Anastasia ‘Ana’ Steele and Christian Grey. Ana Steele is a 21 year old university student who, covering for her sick friend Kate, ends up interviewing the young and handsome business magnate Christian Grey. Although the latter intimidated her, Ana was immediately attracted to Christian. Because of this, she became flustered and didn’t manage to finish the interview properly. Ana leaves and consoles herself that at least they won’t be meeting again.
However, Ana is mistaken since it seemed that Grey was also attracted to her. The handsome man suddenly appears at Ana’s part-time work place, a hardware store. Christian then curiously purchases cable ties, masking tape and rope, then he leaves with Ana his phone number.
The two’s next encounter has Ana drunk and Christian ends up taking care of her. When Ana becomes sober again, Christian admits to her that he is attracted to her. However, before they enter an intimate relationship, Christian tells her that she has to sign a contract first. Why a contract? Ana is intrigued and when she agrees to come to Christian’s home, the handsome, formidable man’s dark secrets are revealed. A secret playroom in his mansion, where Christian makes his wildest and darkest desires come true. Ana is drawn into Christian’s secret world and thus the two’s peculiar relationship begins, spanning the trilogy, with Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed as its subsequent sequels.
While many critics have given the series much flak for its perceived lack of quality prose, mothers, wives and generally middle-aged women are singing praises to “Fifty Shades.” Why is that? The popular consensus is that the series have provided women an outlet for their repressed desires. Also, the nature of the novel has sparked an interest in the re-awakening of erotic writing in general. Visit any bookstore and you’ll surely be finding rows and rows of shelves dedicated to books of the same theme and content. Publishers have also reported a high demand for the re-publication of older erotica such as Anne Rice’s “Sleeping Beauty” trilogy. Surely, in spite of the lash backs at James’ novels, it cannot be denied that “Fifty Shades of Grey” has spawned a cult following in the genre.
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