Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

Memoirs of A Woman of Pleasure

Book - 2009
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The tale of a n̐ave young prostitute in bawdy eighteenth-century London who slowly rises to respectability, the novel & its popularity endured many bannings & critics, & today Fanny Hill is considered an important piece of political parody & sexual philosophy on par with French libertine novels.
From her position of wealth and happy respectability, Fanny Hill looks back at her early life and disreputable adventures. Arriving in London alone, poor and innocent, she falls into the hands of a brothel-keeper. But only when she is separated from the man she loves does she enrol in the 'unhappy profession' of prostitution. Fanny becomes a kept woman and also works in an elegant bawdy-house, entertaining polite voluptuaries. By the age of eighteen, she can afford to retire; in her marriage she can at last combine sexual passion with romantic love. Fanny Hill, shrouded in controversy for most of its more than 250-year life, & banned from publication in the U.S. until 1966, was once considered immoral & without literary merit, even earning its author a jail sentence for obscenity.
Publisher: London : Harper Perennial, 2009
ISBN: 9781848587588
9780007300419
0007300417
Branch Call Number: FICTION CLELA...J
Characteristics: 284 pages ; 18 cm

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