• Deborah Yaffe

Fifty-One Shades of Jane

OK, so the movie was terrible. I had my hopes; they were dashed.


In compensation, however, I recently ran across something extremely funny: this review of Fifty Shades of Grey, by Jane Austen herself (aka Cath Murphy, review editor of a site called LitReactor.com). It’s both a convincing pastiche of Austen’s letter-writing style and a perceptive analysis of why E.L. James’ Anastasia Steele is so not a Jane Austen heroine.


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