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Fanny Hill - Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

John Cleland

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is one of the most notorious texts in English literature. As recently as 1963, an unexpurgated edition was the subject of a trial, yet in the eighteenth century John Cleland's open celebration of sexual enjoyment was a bestselling novel. Fanny's story, as she falls into prostitution and then rises to respectability, takes the form of a confession that is vividly colored by copious and explicit physiological details of her carnal adventures. The moral outrage that this has always provoked has only recently been countered by serious critical appraisal.

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is one of the most notorious texts in English literature. As recently as 1963, an unexpurgated edition was the subject of a trial, yet in the eighteenth century John Cleland's open celebration of sexual enjoyment was a bestselling novel. Fanny's story, as she falls into prostitution and then rises to respectability, takes the form of a confession that is vividly colored by copious and explicit physiological details of her carnal adventures. The moral outrage that this has always provoked has only recently been countered by serious critical appraisal.
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Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is one of the most notorious texts in English literature. As recently as 1963, an unexpurgated edition was the subject of a trial, yet in the eighteenth century John Cleland's open celebration of sexual enjoyment was a bestselling novel. Fanny's story, as she falls into prostitution and then rises to respectability, takes the form of a confession that is vividly colored by copious and explicit physiological details of her carnal adventures. The moral outrage that this has always provoked has only recently been countered by serious critical appraisal.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Justine Eyre

Length:

8h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

40:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

41:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

57:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

57:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

59:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

45:47