Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two Of The Fifty Shades Trilogy

by E L James

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | January 29, 2013 | Hardcover

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Now in hardcover, with a silk ribbon marker and printed endpapers, the second volume of the New York Times #1 bestselling trilogy.

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. 
 
But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.
 
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

This book is intended for mature audiences. 

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 544 pages, 8.56 × 5.9 × 1.31 in

Published: January 29, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385537689

ISBN - 13: 9780385537681

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Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two Of The Fifty Shades Trilogy

by E L James

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 544 pages, 8.56 × 5.9 × 1.31 in

Published: January 29, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385537689

ISBN - 13: 9780385537681

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PROLOGUE   He’s come back. Mommy’s asleep or she’s sick again.   I hide and curl up small under the table in the kitchen. Through my fingers I can see Mommy. She is asleep on the couch. Her hand is on the sticky green rug, and he’s wearing his big boots with the shiny buckle and standing over Mommy shouting.   He hits Mommy with a belt. Get up! Get up! You are one fucked-up bitch. You are one fucked-up bitch. You are one fucked-up bitch. You are one fucked-up bitch. You are one fucked-up bitch. You are one fucked-up bitch.   Mommy makes a sobbing noise. Stop. Please stop. Mommy doesn’t scream. Mommy curls up small.   I have my fingers in my ears, and I close my eyes. The sound stops.   He turns and I can see his boots as he stomps into the kitchen. He still has the belt. He is trying to find me.   He stoops down and grins. He smells nasty. Of cigarettes and drink. There you are, you little shit.     A chilling wail wakes him. Christ! He’s drenched in sweat and his heart is pounding. What the fuck? He sits bolt upright in bed and puts his head in hands. Fuck. They’re back. The noise was me. He takes a deep steadying breath, trying to rid his mind and nostrils of the smell of cheap bourbon and stale Camel cigarettes.     CHAPTER ONE   I have survived Day Three Post-Christian, and my first day at work. It has been a welcome distraction. The time has flown by in a haze of new fac
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Now in hardcover, with a silk ribbon marker and printed endpapers, the second volume of the New York Times #1 bestselling trilogy.

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. 
 
But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.
 
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

This book is intended for mature audiences. 

About the Author

E L James is a former TV executive, wife, and mother of two based in the leafy suburbs of West London. Beginning in January 2012 her life took an extraordinary turn with the runaway success of her novels, the Fifty Shades Trilogy. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, and now, thanks to millions of readers around the world, that dream has come true. She is currently at work on her next novel, another adult, provocative romance.

Editorial Reviews

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING FIFTY SHADES Trilogy
 
"In a class by itself." 
-Entertainment Weekly
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