Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Literary Love Scenes, Romantically Read

Once upon a time, explicit sex in books was unheard of, and even implied sex was frowned upon. The work of D.H. Lawrence was considered quite hot, the sort of thing that got one thrown in jail, or at least ostracized from polite society. Remember those college lit courses you took, when you eagerly picked up all those books on the reading list that had such racy reputations, only to get bored and drop them when you couldn’t find the smutty bits? Generations of students were left wondering what all the fuss was about. Well, wonder no more. The British coffee company Carte Noire has developed “a more seductive coffee break” by recruiting a trio of hotties to read classic literary love scenes. The readers are Greg Wise, Dominic West and Dan Stevens, all known for their film and stage work. Readings include selections from Sons and Lovers, The Age of Innocence, Sense and Sensibility and many more literary favorites. Being a huge fan of both coffee and handsome men with melodious voices, I decided to revisit the some of my collegiate required reading, courtesy of Carte Noire. Visit the site and have a listen – you may just develop a brand new appreciation of the classics.

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