Fanny Hill: or, the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Hill: or, the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

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by John Cleland
     
 

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This Halcyon Classics ebook is John Cleland's (1709-1789) erotic novel FANNY HILL, often considered to be the first erotic English-language novel. One of the most-banned works in English, FANNY HILL was outlawed in Britain and the United States prior to the 1960s; uncensored copies were not generally available prior to the 1970s. Written as a series of letters from

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This Halcyon Classics ebook is John Cleland's (1709-1789) erotic novel FANNY HILL, often considered to be the first erotic English-language novel. One of the most-banned works in English, FANNY HILL was outlawed in Britain and the United States prior to the 1960s; uncensored copies were not generally available prior to the 1970s. Written as a series of letters from Fanny Hill to an unknown woman, the book justifies Fanny's choices through life as a "woman of pleasure."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011814877
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
10/06/2010
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
943,565
File size:
197 KB

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John Cleland (1709-1789) was an English author and playwright. After being expelled from school Cleland joined the East India Company, serving in India. After returning to England, Cleland was imprisoned for debt. While in Fleet Prison he wrote his most famous work, FANNY HILL. It was published in 1748-9 and remains controversial to this day.

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Fanny Hill (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whats a fanny?
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