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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

by John Cleland
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ISBN-13: 9780199540235
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/28/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 324,654
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Richard Terry is Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature at Northumbria University. Helen Williams is Senior Lecturer in English at Northumbria University

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
John Cleland: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Appendix A: Censorship and Its Repeal
  1. Warrants for the Detention of Cleland and Others (1749)
  2. Statement of Ralph Griffiths Taken before Lovel Stanhope, Law Clerk (13 November 1749)
  3. Letter from Cleland to Lovel Stanhope, Law Clerk (13 November 1749)
  4. John Nichols, Obituary of Cleland (February 1789)
  5. Ruling of Supreme Court Justice Arthur G. Klein (23 August 1963)
Appendix B: Writing Sex
  1. From The School of Venus (1680)
  2. From Thomas Stretzer, A New Description of Merryland (1741)
  3. From John Armstrong, The Oeconomy of Love (1745)
  4. From the Trial of Francis Charteris for Rape (1730)
  5. Trial of John Deacon and Thomas Blair for Sodomitical Practices (1743)
  6. From Thomas Cannon, Ancient and Modern Pederasty Investigated and Exemplify’d (1749)
Appendix C: Sexual Bodies
  1. From Nicholas Venette, The Pleasures of Conjugal-Love Explain’d (1740?)
  2. From William Cowper, The Anatomy of Humane Bodies (1737)
  3. From La Mettrie, Man a Machine (1749)
  4. From Cleland, Institutes of Health (1761)
Appendix D: Prostitution
  1. From Cleland, The Case of the Unfortunate Bosavern Penlez (1749)
  2. From Memoirs of the Celebrated Miss Fanny M— (1759)
  3. From Genuine Memoirs of the Celebrated Miss Maria Brown (1766)
  4. From Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies (1757–95)
Appendix E: Cleland’s Writings on the Novel
  1. Review of Tobias Smollett’s Peregrine Pickle, Monthly Review (March 1751)
  2. Review of Henry Fielding’s Amelia, Monthly Review (December 1751)
  3. From The Dictionary of Love (1753)
  4. From Commentary on Historical and Physical Dissertation on the Case of Catherine Vizzani (1751)

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