Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic novel that tells the story of the growing relationship between Christian Grey, a young business magnate and Anastasia Steele, a college student. The unlikely couple go through a strange beginning where Christian, the control-freak, puts a non-disclosure agreement in front of Anastasia before they interact any further. The shocked but interested Anastasia takes the leap and signs the document. The book stands out from others because of its daring and descriptive erotic scenes that include a lot of bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, as well as sadism and masochism. Not for the faint-hearted, Fifty Shades of Grey gives readers vivid situations featuring extraordinary romantic scenes. The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has sold more than 90 million copies internationally and holds the world record for the fastest-selling paperback. It has also been translated into over 51 languages. The book won many accolades including two National Book Awards in the UK for Book of the Year and Popular Fiction Book of the Year in 2012. The book was published in 2012 and is available in paperback.
The film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey directed by Sam Taylor-Wood is slated for release on February 13th, 2015. Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions, Focus Features and Universal Pictures have come together to produce the American film.
The book is the first part of a trilogy and is followed by Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed which were published in 2012.