Historical. A notorious classic. Fanny Hill's story, as she falls into prostitution and then rises to respectability, takes the form of a confession that is vividly coloured by copious and explicit, physiological details of her carnal adventures. Fanny Hill was first published by Cleland in 1748. The subject of immediate controversy (and an arrest), it lingered through the ages in an expurgated form. This version contains the complete, unexpurgated edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RussellBittner - LibraryThing
“(T)here (is) no dress like an undress.” This pithy bit of wit (on p. 110 of the 2001 Modern Library paperback edition, which I just read) is about as close to a maxim as John Cleland — in the mouth ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AliceAnna - LibraryThing
How extraordinary that a man thinks himself capable of writing an erotic novel from a woman's viewpoint. It's highly unlikely that Fanny considered her deflowering and professional life to be the mere larks that Cleland made them out to be. Pure fantasy and a man's fantasy at that. Read full review