Jennifer Sanzo, Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey, by Jennifer Sanzo,   

Here’s a continuation of the discussion so many book clubs have held about E. L. James’ bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey series.  Contributors include Jennifer Sanzo, previously a college English professor, writing on the topic of the Gothic hero—Austen’s Mr. Darcy, Bronte’s Heathcliff, and so many other perennial objects of desire.  Other writers include a divorce lawyer (analyzing Christian’s contract with Ana), an editor who regrets that his offer was not high enough to buy the American publishing rights to the James trilogy (and shows that James would be a good fit for his list); novelists Heather Graham and Sylvia Day; Tish Beaty on the phenomenon of fan fiction (the story was originally based on the Twilight series); Andrew Shaffer with comparisons to Peyton Place, and on and on.  The essays are short, thought-provoking, and hard to put down.

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