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Sep 11, 2001
| ISBN 9780375758089
Aug 15, 2012
| ISBN 9780307824110
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Sep 11, 2001 | ISBN 9780375758089
Aug 15, 2012 | ISBN 9780307824110
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.
John Cleland is a Dora-award winning Canadian actor. He has appeared on stages across Canada cutting his teeth at the Shaw Festival 20 years ago. His voice career has included being the voice of Ford Canada for 10 years among… More about John Cleland
"A rare achievement . . . a ray of sunshine in the gloomy world of lust."–Erica Jong
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