Fanny Hill: Or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Paperback)
Or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
Modern Library, 9780375758089, 288pp.
Publication Date: September 11, 2001
The tale of a naive 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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Praise For Fanny Hill: Or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure…
"A rare achievement . . . a ray of sunshine in the gloomy world of lust."