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Fanny Hill (1748)
by John Cleland
18th Century (8)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140432493, Paperback)
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, commonly known as Fanny Hill, has been shrouded in mystery and controversy since John Cleland completed it in 1749. 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 philosophical 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 thoroughly entertaining and important work of erotic fiction, deserving of a place in the history of the English novel beside Richardson, Fielding and Smollett.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:52:46 -0400)
John Cleland's scandalous 18th century novel about the story of a country orphan's initiation into the urban world of prostitution and offers a frank portrait of sexual awakening of a young girl and the society around her.
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