Fanny Hill

Cleland, John

| 1994

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"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.

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Karin .

2010-02-02

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Lste den p svenska ngon gng i tidiga tonr. Boken skrevs 1748, men publicerades i ocensurerat skick frst 1963 (!!).

Carina Rydberg

2009-05-08

...och vill man ha s mnga synonymer som mjligt fr ordet penis, s r den hr romanen rena uppslagsverket. Den stod i mina frldrars bokhylla i mnga r innan jag orkade sl upp frsta sidan, men jag blev inte besviken. Underbart tntsex med Fanny Hill som Lycklig Hora; majstngerna str i blom, liksom alla andra metaforer, orgasmerna tar aldrig slut och det gr inte garven heller. Luv it!