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Fanny Hill

Cleland, John

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ISBN 10: 0913568260 / ISBN 13: 9780913568262
Editorial: Erotic Art Book Society, New York, NY, 1978
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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(full book description) Erotic Art Book Society, New York, NY, 1978. 1st Edition VG/Good+, Hard Cover, DJ With MYLAR. Size=10.5x12.5, 127pgs. B/W Line Drawings. "NE Plus Ultra Edition". DJ faintly stained head of spine area, bottom rear edge (1/2" x 4"), 1/2" tear top rear edge, DJ slightly nicked foot of spine, book covers rubbed head and foot of spine, fore-edge corners and bottom edges, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates etc. Introduction written by Erica Jong. Designed by Herb Lubalin. Illustrated by Zevi Blum. ISBN 0913568260 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. N° de ref. de la librería CONROY220324I

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Título: Fanny Hill

Editorial: Erotic Art Book Society, New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1978

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: B/W Line Drawings

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Book

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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, better known as Fanny Hill, is one of the most notorious texts in English literature. As recently as 1963 an unexpurgated edition was the subject of a trial, yet in the eighteenth century John Cleland's open celebration of sexual enjoyment was a best selling novel. Fanny's story, as she falls into prostitution and then rises to respectability, takes the form of a confession that is vividly coloured by copious and explicit physiological details of her carnal adventures. The moral outrage that this has always provoked has only recently been countered by serious critical appraisal.

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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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