In Sleeping Beauty's Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales

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A traditional source of sexual titillation for adult readers, fairy tales historically featured licentious themes before being cleaned up for the consumption of children in modern times. Seasoned erotica author Mitzi Szereto restores the explicit sex in the 15 tales in this provocative book — and adds a few surprises of her own. Here the bawdy humor of French fable meets the sublime eroticism of ancient Chinese myth as a far from virginal damsel weds a Prince Charming with a shoe fetish; Little Red Riding Hood ...

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Overview

A traditional source of sexual titillation for adult readers, fairy tales historically featured licentious themes before being cleaned up for the consumption of children in modern times. Seasoned erotica author Mitzi Szereto restores the explicit sex in the 15 tales in this provocative book — and adds a few surprises of her own. Here the bawdy humor of French fable meets the sublime eroticism of ancient Chinese myth as a far from virginal damsel weds a Prince Charming with a shoe fetish; Little Red Riding Hood discovers Grandma’s bed is open to any stray wolf; and a Japanese monk stumbles onto an S/M scene behind a forbidden door. Each tale is prefaced by a brief introduction telling its history and the sexual culture in which it was originally composed.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781573443678
  • Publisher: Cleis Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted January 3, 2010

    An Erotic delight

    My review copy of Mitzi Szereto's erotic fairy tales came sizzling through my letter box in time for me to read over the Christmas period. Of course I was travelling around the UK visiting relatives and many an eyebrow lifted at the sight of the book along with its saucy cover image. For the more prudish relative I explained that I was doing research because each tale has the historical background of the literary and folklore in fascinating detail before we are treated to a fictionalized interpretation by Mitzi herself. Prurient relatives begged to have a read for themselves.

    I have known since my English Literature classes that unadulterated versions of Chaucer (such as the Miller's Tale) and Shakespeare were more ribald than young eyes were allowed to see. Unlike many historical tomes on the subject, Mitzi Szereto's prologues to each tale is just long enough to be of academic interest yet short enough to whet appetites.
    The story telling is pretty much in the style of the tales you would have heard as a child but with the naughty bits included and with a more subtle adult vocabulary. In some tales such as Rapunzel, a contemporary feel sneaks in. In most of the stories there are twists you don't expect. Right from the first story, Cinderella, the Prince on finding the delicious young girl, enjoys her in a most surprising way. Little Red Riding Hood, too is given a treatment beyond the obvious. Reading all fifteen tales along with the vastly informative introduction, will both educate, tease your lateral thinking and excite you.

    Readers are reworded with not instant but satisfying gratification. Congratulations to Mitzi Szereto and Cleis Press for this delightful addition to anyone's erotic bookshelf.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2009

    A Seductive Selection of (in)Famous Fairy Tales. Recommended

    Reviewd by Douglas Quinn, author of Pelican Point: a Webb Sawyer Mystery etal.

    The author of a dozen+ books and creator and host of Mitzi TV, Mitzi Szereto, now brings us a seductive selection of (in)famous Fairy Tales with a titillating twist of Mitzeroticism.

    Szereto explores the erotic origins of Rapunzel's curly locks, Beauty's sleeping habits, along with thirteen other arousing tales that would make the Brothers Grimm grimace.

    While I personally found Szereto's erotic fairy tales entertaining (more naughty than erotic, actually), what I enjoyed more were the historical essay introductions for each story as presented by the author. They were well-researched and academically informative.

    Those who would like to revisit their childhood stories told in a more ribald manner will enjoy In Sleeping Beauty's Bed. Recommended.

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