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Pride and Promiscuity, The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen by Arielle Eckstut

‘Let us talk… about the weather… I am rather partial to all things wet, Miss Bennet.  It makes going inside all the more pleasant.’- Mr. Darcy

Eckstut’s 2001 novella is a well-written parody.  However, my compliments stop here.  What is an amusing tribute to Jane Austen’s work in a fresh, quirky way, quickly becomes a one-part-pornography-one-part-erotic-fiction disaster that leaves you feeling a little nauseous.  Indeed, I put the challenge to anyone to read it without blushing. 

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