Fanny Hill

By John Cleland
Read by Clare Corbett

9.23 Hours 07/01/2017 unabridged
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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 also as a literary classic in its own right. • One of the most popular books of the eighteenth century, with several editions appearing at the same time. It is also one of the most prosecuted and banned books in history. • Clare Corbett’s lively recording breathes life into this controversial classic. Her previous Naxos AudioBooks credits include the erotic classics Pamela, Shamela and Venus and Adonis.

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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 also as a literary classic in its own right. • One of the most popular books of the eighteenth century, with several editions appearing at the same time. It is also one of the most prosecuted and banned books in history. • Clare Corbett’s lively recording breathes life into this controversial classic. Her previous Naxos AudioBooks credits include the erotic classics Pamela, Shamela and Venus and Adonis.

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Author Bio: John Cleland

John Cleland (1709–1789) was an English writer who is best known for his erotic novel Fanny Hill: or, the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. An employee of the British East India Company, Cleland spent extended periods in Bombay, India, until recalled to England because of his father’s illness. With no financial support from his family, Cleland amassed enough debt to land in Fleet Prison, where he is believed to have composed Fanny Hill. His subsequent arrest following the publication of Fanny Hill prompted Cleland to withdraw the novel, and while it was not legally published for over a hundred years, it continued to sell well as a pirated work. Cleland never achieved professional or financial success with his writing.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 9.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English