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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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The author can makes you sizzle with every sentence without using one vulgar word.
Fanny Hill is yet another powerful reminder that all the censors have ever succeeded in doing is to ban outstanding literature in the name of public morality.
This was a very entertaining read, as much to do with the way it is written than with the content... Loved it!
Excellent window into the enlightenment period. Well written.Published 3 months ago by Jerry Carlisle
I think that I have seen the film (if there was one!) or have read it some time ago.
It is an 18th century romp and therefore I feel not to be taken too seriously. Read more
It was okay, but not much substance to the story. Very wordy and over-punctuated, which made for a tiresome read. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to a casual reader. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cuero Cooper
sexologists, copywriters and obsenity law scholars will be fascinated to read the first pornography (allegedly) ever written. Read morePublished 10 months ago by LaurenT
This book, contents are only for serious adult readers, who enjoy, the fantasies, of adult ladies, and also men, it gives alot of interesting, details.Published 10 months ago by Sylvia Unger Torelli
I read about Fanny Hill many years ago, and was always curious about the book. Somehow, I never did manage to get my hand on a copy until one evening, when I had to wait for my... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Rajiv Chopra
This was a well written account of what it must have been like in that era for women in that society and culture. Glad i read it.Published 13 months ago by SSI am
Fanny Hill was my first introduction to erotic literature and the only such book that I found entertaining. Will read again in another twenty years.Published 14 months ago by Bundy sheila.