Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

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by John Cleland
     
 

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Banned in the United States until 1966, Fanny Hill was so sensational an scorching that the book earned its author a jail sentence but is now a recognized classic, filled with political satire and sharply sexual philosophy. Fanny Hill, its long-suffering heroine is a naïve young prostitute in bawdy eighteenth-century London. Raised on a farm, Fanny moves to…  See more details below

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Banned in the United States until 1966, Fanny Hill was so sensational an scorching that the book earned its author a jail sentence but is now a recognized classic, filled with political satire and sharply sexual philosophy. Fanny Hill, its long-suffering heroine is a naïve young prostitute in bawdy eighteenth-century London. Raised on a farm, Fanny moves to London when she is 15 and her parents die. Taken in by a Mrs. Brown who runs a brothel and she meets a young client there called Charles who she falls in love with and becomes his kept woman. They live together happily, but then Charles mysteriously disappears and Fanny is told he has abandoned her and gone abroad. She goes to live at another brothel, and later becomes the kept woman of an older man who dies and leaves her his fortune. The books shocking narrative of a country orphan's initiation into the world of prostitution offers an uninhibited portrait of the sexual awakening of a young girl. "Classic of a whore's progress and amorous activities." Michael Perkins in The Secret Record

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000139493
Publisher:
Renaissance E Books
Publication date:
06/09/2008
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
534 KB

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Fanny Hill (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this on a whim and wasn't sure if I'd like it - Turns out I LOVE this book! I highly recommend the Fanny Hill book to anyone looking for a bit of excitement and erotica in a book. You'll enjoy every page as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is one of those that you have to take your time reading. This book was banned for a while for obvious reasons. It is very interesting with a great ending. Good interesting details.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always wondered what this book was about and why it was such a hushed book in its time. It is quite interesting to read the ideas and value system of this era. It is a good book for those who might think that woman were not less than second class chattel in the last 100 plus years. Reading this book just puts perspective onto a young woman's sexual situation and lack of freedom. For that reason alone it'sworth the time to read.
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