Fifty Shades of Grey of by E.L. James is a romantic thriller that comes with a supernatural twist. An erotic romantic novel, it is the first part in the Fifty Shades Trilogy that tracks the relationship between a college girl and a young successful business person.
Based around Anastasia Steele, a 21-year old college girl who on behalf of her friend Kate interviews Christian Grey, an uber rich successful businessman.
The unfolding sadomasochistic relationship turns ugly as the plot, filled with many twists and turns, further reveals about how the life of a simple college girl, who fell in love with the rich person, turns her world upside down.
The book that is known for its daring, bold and erotic descriptions, actually depicts about human
the state of being a slave, dominance, sadism and submission. Popularity of the book has also been adapted into a famous Hollywood film that goes by the same name and does feature many bold romantic scenes.
First part of the trilogy, this book has sold over 125 million copies worldwide after it was first published in 2011 as a self-published e-book. Later Vintage Books acquired the publishing rights for the popular books.
About the Author:
EL James is the pen name of Erika Mitchell, who was born in 1963 in London. After having studied history at University, she took up a job as a studio manager assistant with National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, before turning to writing in January 2009. Success of the Fifty Shades trilogy has turned James into a celebrity writer, who has even figured on the Times list of The Worlds 100 Most Influential People in 2012. In her own words James describes the trilogy as 'my midlife crisis, writ large. All my fantasies in there and that’s it.