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Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure - Once a Banned Book)
     

Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure - Once a Banned Book)

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by John Cleland
 

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Written in the form of a memoir, this is an explicit fictional account of the life of an English prostitute in the 18th century. As a teenager, Frances "Fanny" Hill is saved from a whoremonger by a young man of the upper class. He falls in love with her and makes her his mistress. When he disappears, after a short period of bliss, she is forced to take up a life of

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Written in the form of a memoir, this is an explicit fictional account of the life of an English prostitute in the 18th century. As a teenager, Frances "Fanny" Hill is saved from a whoremonger by a young man of the upper class. He falls in love with her and makes her his mistress. When he disappears, after a short period of bliss, she is forced to take up a life of prostitution and soon comes to enjoy it. She has all kinds of adventures, working in brothels and being a kept woman, and finally inherits enough money to retire. She meets up with her long lost lover and they are finally able to marry without his family trying to stop them.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013879249
Publisher:
Classic Gems Publishing
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
548 KB

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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (popularly known as Fanny Hill) is an erotic novel by John Cleland first published in England in 1748. Written while the author was in debtor's prison in London, it is considered "the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel." One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, it has become a synonym for obscenity.

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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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