Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 25, 2011 - Fiction - 360 pages
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When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

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This book is a SHITSHOW (pardon my french). I wish I could give it zero stars. It's SO BAD it makes the Twilight series look like Pulitzer Prize winning fiction. I can't even begin to explain how much ... Read full review

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I admit I was intrigued by the description of this book, but it wasn’t one that I needed to read right away. Then I started seeing it make the rounds in GR. Popping up randomly in conversations. Grown ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

E L James is a former TV executive, wife and mother of two based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

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