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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure : Oxford World Classics - John Cleland

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Oxford World Classics

By: John Cleland, Peter Sabor (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th April 2008
ISBN: 9780199540235
Number Of Pages: 240

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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.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of John Cleland
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
Explanatory Notes
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ISBN: 9780199540235
ISBN-10: 0199540233
Series: WCS
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 17th April 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.175

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