|John Cleland. Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure.|
|Elibron Classics, 2000, 195 pages.|
ISBN 9780543903785 paperback
ISBN 9780543903778 hardcover
|John Cleland (1710-1789) - an English writer, journalist and translator.
His novel "Fanny Hill, or Memories of a Woman of Pleasure" is an erotic masterpiece, which narrates about scandalous events taking place in the life of a woman, her disreputable adventures. The views on life of eighteenth century bourgeoisie combined with sexual passion and romantic love.
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|John Cleland (1709-1789)|
|After a brief stint as a consul in Smyrna, John Cleland became a homeless wanderer who drifted in and out of prison. In order to improve his circumstances, he penned the richly pornographic novel Fanny Hill; or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure in 1748. The British government immediately suppressed the book and hauled Cleland into court; when Cleland pleaded poverty, he was offered a pension of £100 per annum - provided he wrote no more pornography. Naturally, he is remembered today solely for his one work of erotica.|
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