Fanny Hill: Or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (3 CDs)

Fanny Hill: Or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (3 CDs)

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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, first published in 1749 & known popularly as Fanny Hill, was one of the most famous novels of the eighteenth century & has been in print ever since. Though not the first erotic novel, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure has survived as both an illustrative social document & a keenly insightful look into the nature of sexuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789626341605
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
Publication date: 08/28/1998
Edition description: 3 CDs
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 4.88(h) x 0.94(d)

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The 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.

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