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The Resource Memoirs of a woman of pleasure, John Cleland ; edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Sabor

Memoirs of a woman of pleasure, John Cleland ; edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Sabor

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Memoirs of a woman of pleasure
Title
Memoirs of a woman of pleasure
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John Cleland ; edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Sabor
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eng
Summary
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 the 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
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1709-1789
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Cleland, John
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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bibliography
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Sabor, Peter
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Prostitutes
  • London (England)
Label
Memoirs of a woman of pleasure, John Cleland ; edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Sabor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxviii]-xxxi)
Control code
000043542858
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 204 p.
Isbn
9780199540235
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(pbk.)
Label
Memoirs of a woman of pleasure, John Cleland ; edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Sabor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxviii]-xxxi)
Control code
000043542858
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 204 p.
Isbn
9780199540235
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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