|Publisher:||Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.|
|Edition description:||3 CDs|
|Product dimensions:||5.55(w) x 4.88(h) x 0.94(d)|
Table of ContentsThe Bishop of London called the work 'an open insult upon Religion and good manners' and James Boswell referred to it as 'a most licentious and inflaming book.'
The story of a prostitute's rise to respectability, it has been recognized more recently as a unique combination of parody, sensual entertainment and a philosphical concept of sexuality borrowed from French libertine novels.
Modern readers will appreciate it not only as an important contribution to revolutionary thought in the Age of Enlightenment, but also as a thoroghly entertaining and important work of erotic fiction, deserving of a place in the history of the English novel beside Richardson, Fielding and Smollett.