Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, popularly known as Fanny Hill, is a novel by John Cleland.

Written in 1748 while Cleland was in debtor's prison in London, it is considered the first modern "erotic novel" in English, and has become a byword for the battle of censorship of erotica.

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quillaja
quillaja
Fri, 21 Aug 2009 03:24:18 +0200

This book is quite entertaining and sometimes just hot. It's at least as good as any modern erotic novel, but the language used is quaint although sometimes surprisingly funny. I would have expected the sex in an old book like this to be boring and perfunctory, but to my satisfaction, it is quite varied. If you like the language of old authors like Austen or Bronte, and you like sex, you will surely love this book.
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However, there were a lot fo* typos and leftover manually bro- ken* words, especially… (more)


Katherine
Katherine
Thu, 17 Jan 2008 23:00:00 +0100

Definitely an "adult" book! I was unprepared for the frankness and detail I found as this story of the early years of a country girl's life in London unfolded. However, I found the style delightful as Cleland uses implication and metaphor to the full. It just goes to show that one doesn't have to be crude or lewd when talking about sex, or so I thought on reading this book. The heroine has a refreshingly hearty appetite for physical pleasures, and this is a book to set against the myriad contemporary… (more)



Book Details  


Language: English

Published in: 1749

Word count: 85,214 words (≈ about 6 hours)

Source: Wikisource

Copyright: Public Domain


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