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John Cleland - Author

About the Author

Richard Terry is Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature at Northumbria University. Helen Williams is Senior Lecturer in English at Northumbria University.

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Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2018

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

Memoirs of a Coxcomb

Memoirs of a Coxcomb

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2018

Titus Vespasian A Tragedy

Titus Vespasian A Tragedy

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2018

Institutes of Health

Institutes of Health

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2018

The Case of the Unfortunate Bosavern Penlez

The Case of the Unfortunate Bosavern Penlez

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Memoirs of a Coxcomb

Memoirs of a Coxcomb

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Memoirs of F****** H***. ... of 2; Volume 1

Memoirs of F****** H***. ... of 2; Volume 1

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Memoirs of F****** H***. ... of 2; Volume 2

Memoirs of F****** H***. ... of 2; Volume 2

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... of 2; Volume 1

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... of 2; Volume 1

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2018

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... of 2; Volume 2

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... of 2; Volume 2

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2018

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... of 2; Volume 2

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... of 2; Volume 2

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2018

Memoirs of *********** ** ************ ... of 2; Volume 2

Memoirs of *********** ** ************ ... of 2; Volume 2

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2018

Memoires de Fanny Hill, femme de plaisir

Memoires de Fanny Hill, femme de plaisir

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2018

Une jeune orpheline debarque a Londres pour mener une vie voluptueuse de self-made woman.POUR UN PUBLIC AVERTI. Fanny Hill raconte dans des lettres a son amie comment, en jeune orpheline livree a elle-meme, elle a du vendre ses charmes et user de son intelligence pour s'en sortir. Ainsi, c'est avec franchise qu'elle evoque son parcours et les experiences vecues : de sa vie miserable a la campagne, son arrivee sans le sou a Londres, son initiation dans une maison, puis de ce qui l'amena a faire commerce de son corps et enfin la rencontre avec l'amour de sa vie. Considere comme le premier roman erotique moderne, il depeint avec fidelite les mA urs libertines de l'Angleterre du XVIIIe siecle. La description de l'epanouissement erotique de l'heroine est, sans nul doute, a l'origine du succes - clandestin - de ce roman que John Cleland a ecrit derriere les barreaux, sur la proposition d'un libraire. C'est a cet ouvrage que John Cleland doit d'etre aujourd'hui considere par les lettres anglais comme l'egal de Daniel Defoe.EXTRAITMadame,Je vais vous donner une preuve indubitable de ma complaisance a satisfaire vos desirs et, quelque mortifiante que puisse etre la tache que vous m'imposez, je me ferai un devoir de detailler avec fidelite les periodes scandaleuses d'une vie debordee, dont je me suis enfin tiree heureusement, pour jouir de toute la felicite que peuvent procurer l'amour, la sante et une fortune honnete ; etant d'ailleurs encore assez jeune pour en gouter le prix et pour cultiver, un esprit qui naturellement n'etait pas deprave, qui, meme parmi les dissipations ou je me vis entrainee, ne laissa point de former des observations sur les mA urs et sur les caracteres des hommes, observations peu communes aux personnes de l'etat ou j'ai vecu, lesquelles, ennemies de toute reflexion, les bannissent pour jamais afin d'eviter les remords qu'un retour sur elles-memes ferais naitre dans leurs cA urs.A PROPOS DE L'AUTEURJohn Cleland (1709-1789) est un ecrivain britannique, issu d'une famille bourgeoise et militaire mais sans fortune. Par ailleurs, il devient orphelin tres tot. C'est lorsqu'il est en prison pour des dettes impayees qu'il ecrit le roman erotique Memoires de Fanny Hill, femme de plaisir, ouvrage qui fait scandale et qui mene a des poursuites judiciaires envers Cleland et son editeur. Une version rectifiee parait en 1750 et, en echange d'une rente annuelle confortable, le president du tribunal obtient de l'auteur qu'il n'ecrive plus de roman erotique ni libertin.A PROPOS DE LA COLLECTIONRetrouvez les plus grands noms de la litterature erotique dans notre collection Grands classiques erotiques.Autrefois pousses a la clandestinite et relegues dans l'Enfer des bibliotheques , les auteurs de ces A uvres incontournables du genre sont aujourd'hui reconnus mondialement. Du Marquis de Sade a Alphonse Momas et ses multiples pseudonymes, en passant par le lyrique Alfred de Musset ou la feministe Renee Dunan, les Grands classiques erotiques proposent un catalogue complet et varie qui contentera tant les novices que les connaisseurs.

Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

John Cleland was a controversial British author in the 18th century who wrote Memoirs of Fanny Hill, an erotic novel that was heavily banned at the time of its release.A table of contents is included.

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is an erotic novel by English novelist John Cleland first published in London in 1748.

Klassiker der Erotik - Fanny Hill 2 - 12 Kapitel

Klassiker der Erotik - Fanny Hill 2 - 12 Kapitel

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 31/01/2018

Teil 2 des beliebten Erotik-Klassikers: Fanny Hills MemoirenDer skandalseste Erotikroman des 18. Jahrhundert mit der beliebtesten Erotikprotagonistin der Weltliteratur!Fanny Hill kommt als 15-jhriges Waisenkind nach London und wird dort in einem Bordell aufgenommen. Sie schafft es ihrem Schicksal als Prostituierte zu entfliehen und wird von einem jungen Gentleman aus dem Bordell gerettet. Mit ihm lernt sie die wahre Liebe kennen. Als der junge Gentleman nach bersee geschickt wird bleibt Fanny nichts anderes brig, als Prostituierte zu werden, um ihren Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen. Dabei lernt sie die Geheimnisse der Erotik kenne.

Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2018

Fanny Hill (1748-1749) es considerada uno de los clasicos de la literatura erotica universal. A los pocos meses de su publicacion esta novela fue prohibida por inmoral, su autor, John Cleland, y su editor condenados, siendo protagonista del primer juicio de un libro por obscenidad en Massachusetts, Estados Unidos, en 1821, en el que, entre otros epitetos, la pobre Fanny fue descrita como "e;poseida por el diablo porque incitaba a los ciudadanos a tener pensamientos lujuriosos"e;. En 1960, los grupos de accion moral quemaron ejemplares en Inglaterra y Japon. En Espana, Fanny Hill no vio la luz hasta 1977. La novela cuenta la historia de una inocente chica de pueblo, Fanny, que apenas llega a Londres se ve abocada a trabajar en un burdel. Se enamora de Charles, un apuesto y bien dotado galan, con el que vivira gozosamente varias semanas antes de que este desaparezca misteriosamente. A partir de entonces, Fanny asumira su carrera de prostituta con todas las consecuencias, sin mostrar arrepentimiento o pena alguna, antes bien destacando las ventajas de la profesion que la acaban llevando de amante en amante hasta una envidiable y saneada posicion; al final, Charles reaparecera y se casaran. Con esta historia, Cleland contravino numerosas normas, entre otras, las de las novelas de la epoca, que condenaban a las prostitutas a la miseria. Frente a la sordida realidad de la prostitucion londinense de aquella epoca, dejo a un lado todo detalle de mal gusto y se rio de las costumbres cristianas, pues la novela es la "e;confesion"e; de una mujer que jamas renego de su vida anterior.

Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2017

Fanny Hill, one of the most popular novels of the 18th century, traces the rise of its heroine from prostitution to middle-class respectability. Condemned in its own time on grounds of indecency, the book was the subject of several lawsuits until as recently as the 1960s. For today's reader, the work holds as much fascination as when it was first published, not only as the foremost example of English erotic fiction, but as a literary classic in its own right.

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2017

This is John Cleland's controversial 1749 novel, "e;Memoirs of Fanny Hill"e;. John Cleland (1709 - 1789) was an English novelist most famous for writing "e;Fanny Hill: or, the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure"e;. Other notable works by this author include: "e;Memoirs of a Coxcomb"e; (1751), "e;The Surprises of Love"e; (1764), and "e;The Woman of Honour"e; (1768). This book was undertaken by Cleland while he was incarcerated in in Fleet Prison due to an unpaid debt. The novel was published in two instalments, in November 1748 and February 1749. He was released from prison in March of that year. However, in November 1749, Cleland was once more arrested, as were the publishers and the printer of "e;Fanny Hill"e;. He himself said that he wished that the book be "e;buried and forgot"e;. The book was then officially withdrawn, and not legally published again for more than a hundred years. This volume will appeal to those with an interest in vintage erotic literature, and it would make for a worthy addition to allied collections. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality, edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2017

It's nearly impossible to talk about the evolution and existence of the erotic genre without mentioning John Cleland's "e;Fanny Hill"e;. "e;Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure"e;, as it was originally penned, was published in two installments in 1748 and 1749 in the United Kingdom; the book was immediately censored and banned, and both the author and editor were imprisoned. Reason: the publication of a work of fiction depicting the life of a licentious woman and her sexuality in detail and in a manner that was unequivocally and intentionally obscene. Fanny Hill's prose is amusing, witty and occasionally reflective; it has the quality of pornography that is self-conscious, as if the book itself were a parody of the famous Moll Flanders that it resembles so much. When reading its abundant sex scenes with ever-changing scenarios, different characters and sexual practices that do not always end up to be gratifying for a Fanny who tries to find herself in the very heart of licentiousness, we acknowledge the enormous influence of this novel - not only in later books of erotica, but in almost every work of written and audiovisual pornography that we know today.

Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2016

Cleland schrieb das Buch im Londoner Schuldnergefangnis. Nach der Veroffentlichung des Buches brach ein breiter offentlicher Aufruhr (Eklat) los; die anglikanische Kirche forderte "e;die weitere Verbreitung dieses abscheulichen Buches zu beenden, das eine offene Beleidigung der Religion und guten Sitten ist"e;. Das Buch wurde verboten und Cleland, mittlerweile aus dem Schuldnergefangnis entlassen, wieder unter Arrest Es kam auch zu heimlichen Veroffentlichungen in den USA, Fanny Hill wurde 1821 dort wegen Obszonitat verboten. Erst 1966 hob der Oberste Gerichtshof der Vereinigten Staaten dieses Verbot wieder auf. In Australien darf das Buch bis heute nicht verkauft werden. Die erste deutsche bersetzung erfolgte 1906, zahlreiche weitere Ausgaben folgten; sie wurden alle indiziert und als unzchtig beschlagnahmt. 1964 wurde vom Verleger Kurt Desch eine limitierte Luxusausgabe aufgelegt, die ebenfalls wegen Verbreitung pornographischer Schriften nach 184 StGB indiziert wurde. Dagegen prozessierte der Verleger. Die Indizierung wurde noch 1968 von einem Mnchener Gericht besttigt. Erst am 23. Juli 1969 entschied der Bundesgerichtshof in Karlsruhe, "e;dass Fanny Hill zwar ein Werk der erotischen Literatur, aber keine unzchtige Schrift sei"e;. Seitdem darf das Werk in Deutschland frei verkauft werden. Neben den pornographischen Inhalten wurden auch die moralisierende Rahmenhandlung, die abwechslungsreiche Erzhlweise und ein gewisser Humor rezipiert. Cleland betont immer wieder, dass echte Erotik auch der geistigen Liebe bedarf. Nur dadurch entsteht seiner Meinung nach das vollkommene Glck. Dieses Weltbild passt in das philosophische Selbstverstndnis der Aufklrung, welches die grtmgliche Glckseligkeit der Menschen als Ideal sah. Die Illustrationen des Buches stammen von Paul Avril und von Franz von Bayros.

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Written while the author was in prison in London, The Memoirs of Fanny Hill is the notorious pornographic novel that has been in print since 1748.Follow the many adventures of Frances "e;Fanny"e; Hill, as she embarks upon a sexual education like no other.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Die Memoiren der Fanny Hill

Die Memoiren der Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Fanny Hill (im englischen Original mit dem Untertitel Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) ist ein erotischer Briefroman von John Cleland, der zuerst 1749 in London erschien. Der Roman besteht aus zwei langen Briefen, in denen Fanny Hill, nun gluckliche Ehefrau eines geliebten Gatten, einer Freundin ruckblickend ihren Lebensweg schildert. Sie hebt dabei immer wieder hervor, dass sie alle erotischen Erlebnisse und Leiden nicht zur Erregung, sondern zum Lob der Tugend schildere, da nur eine Heirat aus Liebe Gluck sowie wirkliche korperliche und geistige Erfullung bedeute. Fanny schildert, wie sie als Waisenkind mit funfzehn Jahren nach London kommt, wo sie von einer Kupplerin aufgenommen wird, die Fanny zur Prostituierten machen will. Fanny wird allerdings von dem jungen Gentleman Karl aus dem Bordell gerettet und mit der wirklichen - korperlichen und seelischen - Liebe bekannt gemacht. Als Karl jedoch von seinem Vater in Geschaftsdingen nach Ubersee entsandt wird, steht Fanny wieder alleine da und wird nun tatsachlich zur Prostituierten, um zu uberleben. Vorubergehend kommt sie als Matresse eines reichen Mannes unter, wird von diesem jedoch davongejagt, als er sie dabei ertappt, wie sie ihn mit seinem Laufburschen betrugt. (Auszug aus Wikipedia)

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

Written while the author was in prison in London, The Memoirs of Fanny Hill is the notorious pornographic novel that has been in print since 1748. Follow the many adventures of Frances "e;Fanny"e; Hill, as she embarks upon a sexual education like no other.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Memoires de Fanny Hill, femme de plaisir

Memoires de Fanny Hill, femme de plaisir

Author: John Cleland, Ligaran Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

Extrait : "e;La verite, la verite toute nue guidera ma plume. Je ne prendrai meme pas la peine de couvrir de la plus legere gaze mes crayons ; je peindrai les choses d'apres nature, sans crainte de violer les lois de la decence, qui ne sont pas faites pour des personnes aussi intimement amies que nous. D'ailleurs, vous avez une connaissance trop consommee des plaisirs reels pour que leur peinture vous scandalise."e;A PROPOS DES EDITIONS LIGARAN : Les editions LIGARAN proposent des versions numeriques de grands classiques de la litterature ainsi que des livres rares, dans les domaines suivants : * Fiction : roman, poesie, theatre, jeunesse, policier, libertin. * Non fiction : histoire, essais, biographies, pratiques.

Memoires de Fanny Hill, femme de plaisir

Memoires de Fanny Hill, femme de plaisir

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

L'auteur ecrivit ce livre, qui devint un grand classique de la litterature amoureuse, pour sortir de prison. A cause de ce livre, il faillit y retourner... C'est ce que nous explique Guillaume Apollinaire, un amateur du genre, dans la longue introduction a ce livre, qui preface le roman lui-meme. Fanny Hill est une description assez precise de la vie de plaisir a Londres en 1740. Cette edition est completee par six gravures commentees d'Hogarth, pendant pictural de cet ecrit.

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

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 "e;erotic novel"e; in English, and has become a byword for the battle of censorship of erotica.

Fanny Hill oder Geschichte eines Freudenmadchens

Fanny Hill oder Geschichte eines Freudenmadchens

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

*** Vollstandig illustrierte Ausgabe fur elektronische Lesegerate ***"e;Er setzte sich nun neben mich - sehr vorsichtig, denn auch die Kissen waren noch zu hart fr seinen misshandelten Hintern - dankte mir fr das Vergngen, das ich ihm bereitet."e;Fanny Hill (im englischen Original mit dem Untertitel Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) ist ein erotischer Briefroman von John Cleland, der zuerst 1749 in London erschien. Cleland schrieb das Buch im Londoner Schuldnergefngnis. Nach seiner Verffentlichung brach ein breiter ffentlicher Aufruhr los, die anglikanische Kirche forderte "e;die weitere Verbreitung dieses abscheulichen Buches zu beenden, das eine offene Beleidigung der Religion und guten Sitten darstellt"e;Das Buch wurde verboten und Cleland, mittlerweile aus dem Schuldnergefngnis entlassen, daraufhin wieder unter Arrest gestellt. Es kam auch zu heimlichen Verffentlichungen in den USA, jedoch wurde Fanny Hill 1821 wegen Obsznitt verboten. Erst 1966 hob der Oberste Gerichtshof der Vereinigten Staaten dieses Verbot wieder auf. In Australien dagegen darf das Buch bis heute nicht verkauft werden. Erst am 23. Juli 1969 entschied der Bundesgerichtshof in Karlsruhe, "e;dass Fanny Hill zwar ein Werk der erotischen Literatur, aber keine unzchtige Schrift sei"e;Neben den pornographischen Inhalten wurden auch die moralisierende Rahmenhandlung, die abwechslungsreiche Erzhlweise und ein gewisser Humor rezipiert. Cleland betont immer wieder, dass echte Erotik auch der geistigen Liebe bedarf. Nur dadurch entsteht seiner Meinung nach das vollkommene Glck. Dieses Weltbild passt in das philosophische Selbstverstndnis der Aufklrung, welches die grtmgliche Glckseligkeit der Menschen als Ideal sah. 1. AuflageNull Papier Verlag

Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2015

One of the most banned books in history: John Cleland's tale of a woman's racy adventures Shortly after she turns fifteen, Fanny Hill loses both her parents. She moves to London hoping to find work as a maid, but soon finds herself working for a madam who intends to sell off Fanny's virginity. Though she is at first fearful of contact with men, Fanny soon learns the ways of extracting enjoyment and pleasure from sex. Written in the form of a confession, the novel follows Fanny as she works her way up in society while witnessing all manner of sexual encounter. First published in 1749, Fanny Hill was banned for obscenity and became nearly impossible to find for centuries. As delightfully ribald now as it was when it was first released, Fanny Hill continues to delight readers with its naughty charm. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Her Secret Needs - 3 Classic Novels of Feminine Passion

Her Secret Needs - 3 Classic Novels of Feminine Passion

Author: John Cleland, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, D. H. Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2015

Over a century before 50 Shades of Grey, novels of feminine passions had been setting the stage and bending the morals laws which made erotica novels possible. Fanny Hill is an erotic novel by English novelist John Cleland. One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, it has become a synonym for obscenity. Venus in Furs is a novella by the Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, and the best known of his works. The novel draws themes, like female dominance and sadomasochism, and character inspiration heavily from Sacher-Masoch's own life. Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, The book soon became notorious for its story of the physical (and emotional) relationship between a working-class man and an upper-class woman, its explicit descriptions of sex, and its use of then-unprintable words. This edition is a collection of these three erotica classics, perfect for study or inspiration for your own writing muse.

Memoirs Of Fanny Hill

Memoirs Of Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2014

Also known as The Memoirs Of A Woman Of Pleasure, John Cleland is thought to have received just twenty guineas for Fanny Hill from publisher Ralph Griffiths, who in turn is reputed to have earned over ten thousand from its sales - obviously a considerable sum in the 18th Century. Cleland's tale, written over a period of twenty years, relates, in forthright terms, the story of a young insatiable country girl's experiences in London's houses of ill repute. Although banned in many countries, Fanny Hill is far from vulgar or offensive. On the contrary it is an uplifting, light hearted, often hilarious and constantly riveting sexual romp.

Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2014

Die Memoiren der Fanny Hill - die ruckhaltlos offenen Erinnerungen einer Prostituierten im London des 18. Jahrhunderts.

Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2014

Fanny Hill is an erotic novel by John Cleland. Written while the author was in debtor's prison in London, it is considered "e;the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel."e; One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, it has become a synonym for obscenity. In the 19th century, copies of the book were sold "e;underground"e;, and it was not until 1963, after the failure of the British obscenity trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover in 1960 that Mayflower Books, run by Gareth Powell, published an unexpurgated paperback version of Fanny Hill. The book is written as a series of letters from Frances "e;Fanny"e; Hill to an unknown woman, with Fanny justifying her life-choices to this individual. Fanny Hill is a 15-year-old girl with a rudimentary education living in a small village near Liverpool. Shortly after she turns 15, both her parents die. Fanny ends up in London and the adventures begin.

Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2013

Fanny Hill is written as a series of letters from Frances "e;Fanny"e; Hill to an unknown woman, with Fanny justifying her life-choices to this individual. Fanny Hill is a 15-year-old girl with a rudimentary education living in a small village near Liverpool. Shortly after she turns 15, both her parents die. Fanny ends up in London and the adventures begin. Written while the author was in debtors' prison in London, it is considered "e;the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel."e; One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, it has become a synonym for obscenity.

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2013

In a series of letters to an unknown woman, Fanny defends her lifein particular her career as a prostitute. With its extraordinary and explicit descriptions of sex Fanny Hill scandalized the world upon its release and resulted in author John Cleland's arrest for obscenity. Fanny Hill was not formally published until the mid-20th century, and continues to be revered as an erotic classic.

Memoirs Of Fanny Hill

Memoirs Of Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2013

This infamous novel details the many sexual adventures of the fictional maid-turned-prostitute, Fanny Hill, whose name has become synonymous with scandal and obscenity. Written while author John Cleland was in debtors prison, The Memoirs of Fanny Hill is considered the first English example of a pornographic novel.The Memoirs of Fanny Hill was banned soon after publication in 1748, but was so widely pirated that it remained available until it was finally re-released 1960. However, after distributing more than 80,000 copies of the book, the publisher was forced to end production when it was charged under the Obscenity Act. The Memoirs of Fanny Hill was finally published without legal repercussions in 1970.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2013

In a series of letters to an unknown woman, Fanny defends her lifein particular her career as a prostitute. With its extraordinary and explicit descriptions of sex Fanny Hill scandalized the world upon its release and resulted in author John Cleland's arrest for obscenity. Fanny Hill was not formally published until the mid-20th century, and continues to be revered as an erotic classic.

Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2012

Fanny Hill - Geschichte eines Freudenmadchens

Fanny Hill - Geschichte eines Freudenmadchens

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Fanny Hill ist ein erotischer Briefroman von John Cleland. Cleland schrieb das Buch im Gefangnis. Nach der Veroffentlichung des Buches brach ein breiter offentlicher Aufruhr los; die anglikanische Kirche forderte "e;die weitere Verbreitung dieses abscheulichen Buches zu beenden, das eine offene Beleidigung der Religion und guten Sitten darstellt."e; Der Roman besteht aus zwei langen Briefen, in denen Fanny Hill, nun gluckliche Ehefrau eines geliebten Gatten, einer Freundin ruckblickend ihren Lebensweg schildert. Sie hebt dabei immer wieder hervor, dass sie alle erotischen Erlebnisse und Leiden nicht zur Erregung, sondern zum Lob der Tugend schildere, da nur eine Heirat aus Liebe Gluck sowie wirkliche korperliche und geistige Erfullung bedeute. Die Serie "e;Meisterwerke der Literatur"e; beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke groer Schriftsteller, Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegert. Dieses Werk bietet zustzlich* Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.

Memoirs of a Coxcomb

Memoirs of a Coxcomb

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/06/2010

Titus Vespasian A Tragedy

Titus Vespasian A Tragedy

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/06/2010

The Case of the Unfortunate Bosavern Penlez

The Case of the Unfortunate Bosavern Penlez

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2010

Memoirs of a Coxcomb

Memoirs of a Coxcomb

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2010

Memoirs of *********** ** ************ ... Volume 2 of 2

Memoirs of *********** ** ************ ... Volume 2 of 2

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2010

The Romance of a Day; Or, an Adventure in Greenwich-Park, Last Easter

The Romance of a Day; Or, an Adventure in Greenwich-Park, Last Easter

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... Volume 1 of 2

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... Volume 1 of 2

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... Volume 2 of 2

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... Volume 2 of 2

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... Volume 1 of 2

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... Volume 1 of 2

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... Volume 2 of 2

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ... Volume 2 of 2

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Memoirs of F****** H***. ... Volume 1 of 2

Memoirs of F****** H***. ... Volume 1 of 2

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Memoirs of F****** H***. ... Volume 2 of 2

Memoirs of F****** H***. ... Volume 2 of 2

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2010

Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2009

Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2009

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2009

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (commonly known as Fanny Hill), the most famous erotic novel in English, was denounced by its author as 'a Book I disdain to defend, and wish, from my soul, buried and forgot'. Cleland's critics too condemned the 'infamous' and 'poisonous' novel when it first appeared in 1748-9. But the proliferation of editions, adaptations, and translations since then bears witness not only to the popularity of scandalous novels, but also to the book's literary merit. Recounted with a lively use of metaphor and some curiously moral asides, Fanny Hill's boisterous education as a London prostitute never quite effaces the ingenuous charm of her country upbringing, and her story places her among the great heroines of eighteenth-century literature. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Memoirs of Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2009

Memoirs of Fanny Hill, written in debtor's prison in 1784, is considered the first modern erotic novel in English. A young woman, Fanny Hill, is forced by poverty to go into service, but is tricked into becoming a prostitute instead. She is then saved by her love, only to have his jealous father send him from the country some months later. She moves from one lover to the next, gaining maturity with each encounter, and nearing her... happy ending.

Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2009

`Fanny Hill' scandalised thousands of Victorians with its vivid descriptions of sexual pleasure, and landed its author in court a year after publication on charges of `corrupting the King's subjects'. This only heightened its allure - and today it is still hugely appreciated as a work of true erotic and literary merit. What's a penniless country girl to do in the big city? Fanny Hill is a blushing country maiden until tragic circumstances force her to seek a new life in London. She is taken in by the motherly Mrs Brown, but on her first night she receives a rather unorthodox welcome from one of the young ladies in the house - and swiftly gains a much more explicit idea of what is expected in her new role. Fanny takes to carnal pleasures with gusto, and she vividly recalls each lusty encounter, every thrusting conquest, in her saucy, voyeuristic and thoroughly irresistible memoirs.

A Directory for the Dissection of the Human Body

A Directory for the Dissection of the Human Body

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2008

A Directory for the Dissection of the Human Body

A Directory for the Dissection of the Human Body

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2008

Memoirs of Fanny Hill (Dodo Press)

Memoirs of Fanny Hill (Dodo Press)

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2008

Fanny Hill; Or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Dodo Press)

Fanny Hill; Or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Dodo Press)

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/2008

Memoirs of a Coxcomb

Memoirs of a Coxcomb

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2005

Memoirs of an Oxford Scholar

Memoirs of an Oxford Scholar

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2002

Fanny Hill by John Cleland, Classic Erotica

Fanny Hill by John Cleland, Classic Erotica

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2002

Fanny Hill by John Cleland, Classic Erotica

Fanny Hill by John Cleland, Classic Erotica

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2002

Mod Lib Fanny Hill

Mod Lib Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2001

Memoirs of a Coxcomb

Memoirs of a Coxcomb

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2001

Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/1999

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, better known as Fanny Hill, 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 best selling novel. Fanny'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. The moral outrage that this has always provoked has only recently been countered by serious critical appraisal. Cleland's highly entertaining book is a classic of erotica that holds a unique place in English fiction.

Sexual Behaviour and AIDS in the Developing World

Sexual Behaviour and AIDS in the Developing World

Author: John Cleland Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/1995

Based on the findings of a research project conducted by the World Health Organisation, this book contains unpublished material on AIDS-related knowledge and sexual behaviour in countries in Africa, Asia and South America, including: Cote d'Ivoire; Kenya; Lesotho; Mauritius; Tanzania; Sri Lanka; Singapore; Thailand and Brazil. The book provides an in-depth comparative analysis of the findings from 16 key surveys in the original research programme, the aim of which was to identify baseline levels of sexual and other risk behaviours. The text is intended to be of use to a wide range of readers, including those working in health education, social and behavioural research, anthropology, social medicine and sexual behaviour research.

Sexual Behaviour and AIDS in the Developing World

Sexual Behaviour and AIDS in the Developing World

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/1995

Based on the findings of a research project conducted by the World Health Organisation, this book contains unpublished material on AIDS-related knowledge and sexual behaviour in countries in Africa, Asia and South America, including: Cote d'Ivoire; Kenya; Lesotho; Mauritius; Tanzania; Sri Lanka; Singapore; Thailand and Brazil. The book provides an in-depth comparative analysis of the findings from 16 key surveys in the original research programme, the aim of which was to identify baseline levels of sexual and other risk behaviours. The text is intended to be of use to a wide range of readers, including those working in health education, social and behavioural research, anthropology, social medicine and sexual behaviour research.

Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/1985

Forced by the death of her parents to seek her fortune in London, Fanny Hill is duped into prostitution by an old procuress. In Mrs Brown's bawdy-house the naive young woman begins her sexual initiation - progressing from innocence to curiosity and desire - and soon embarks on her own path in pursuit of pleasure, until she at last finds true love. John Cleland's story of Fanny's rise to respectability was denounced after its publication by the then Bishop of London as 'an open insult upon Religion and good manners', while James Boswell called it 'a most licentious and inflaming book'. But beside its highly entertaining and boisterous depictions of a startling variety of sexual acts, Fanny Hill stands as one of the great works of eighteenth-century fiction for its unique combination of parody, erotica and philosophy of sensuality.

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