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Fanny Hill

John Cleland

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ISBN 10: 0283998741 / ISBN 13: 9780283998744
Published by Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1989
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Title: Fanny Hill

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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Fanny is a charming and good-humoured heroine, and the story of her rise through harlotry to riches and respectability is told with vigour and wit. Its cast of rakes, whores and bawds people a London familiar from the engravings of Hogarth.

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Fanny Hill, shrouded in controversy for most of its more than 250-year life, and banned from publication in the United States until 1966, was once considered immoral and without literary merit, even earning its author a jail sentence for obscenity.

The tale of a naïve young prostitute in bawdy eighteenth-century London who slowly rises to respectability, the novel–and its popularity–endured many bannings and critics, and today Fanny Hill is considered an important piece of political parody and sexual philosophy on par with French libertine novels.

This uncensored version is set from the 1749 edition and includes commentary by Charles Rembar, the lawyer who defended the novel in the 1966 U.S. Supreme Court case, and newly commissioned notes.

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