Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Publication date Usage Public Domain Topics librivox , literature , audiobook , erotica , banned books ,. Over the centuries, the novel has been repeatedly banned by authorities, assuring its preeminent role in the history of the ongoing struggle against censorship of free expression. Until Fanny Hill , previous heroines had conducted their amorous liaisons "off-stage.
As women who had gone astray, they always repented, which made even their most outrageous dalliances somehow suitable for a moralistic readership.
John Cleland’s “Fanny Hill”: An Erotic Novel with Morals
The protagonist of Fanny Hill , however, never repented a single moment of her sexual exploits And with Fanny, the devil is in the details, realistically described. Summary by Denny Mike For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats if available , please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit Librivox.
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Reviewer: captianzanax - favorite favorite favorite favorite - March 21, Subject: the second time the first time I read this book I was twelve years old. I am now 64 and have enjoyed this recording.
This is too fun to review after all this time. The heroine of the book, Fanny, is, as the title explains, a sex worker who is quite successful. Fanny, originally from Lancashire, moves to London when, at the age of 14, her parents die of smallpox, leaving her penniless. While looking for domestic work, she is lured into a brothel. Eventually Fanny retires from her life of prostitution and takes a wealthy, elderly lover who dies and leaves her a fortune.
Soon after, she is reunited with Charles, who insists on marrying her. A copy of the book, dating from sometime around , is due to go on sale on January 22, at Hansons Auctioneers in Derbyshire, England.
In it, Spencer also found a newspaper clipping from the s that mentioned police raids at a company that published thousands of copies of Fanny Hill. It is expected that, due to the unique nature of the book, it will be highly sought after, despite the modest estimate put on it by the auction house. Jan 24, Patricia Grimshaw. Cover of an American edition of Fanny Hill.