The Memoirs Of Fanny Hill
Publisher: Allure Publishing
Also known as The Memoirs Of A Woman Of Pleasure, John Cleland is thought to have received just twenty guineas for Fanny Hill from publisher Ralph Griffiths, who in turn is reputed to have earned over ten thousand from its sales - obviously a considerable sum in the 18th Century. Cleland's tale, written over a period of twenty years, relates, in forthright terms, the story of a young insatiable country girl's experiences in London's houses of ill repute. Although banned in many countries, Fanny Hill is far from vulgar or offensive. On the contrary it is an uplifting, light hearted, often hilarious and constantly riveting sexual romp.