Fanny Hill is the first erotic novel ever published and follows the character of Fanny Hill through her adolescent career in prostitution. This novel explores concepts in, not only prostitution, but different sexual fantasies including dominant/submissive relationships, rape fantasies, mutual masturbation, and whether or not it is possible to have sex for pleasure, without love.
Discovered on the doorstep of a country estate in Wiltshire, England, the infant Fanny is raised to womanhood by her adoptive parents, Lord and Lady Bellars. Fanny wants to become the epic poet of the age, but her plans are dashed when she is ravished by her libertine stepfather. Fleeing to London, Fanny falls in with idealistic witches and highwaymen who teach her of worlds she never knew existed. After toiling in a London brothel that caters to literati, Fanny embarks on a series of adventures that teach her what she must know to live and prosper as a woman.
"What if Tom Jones Had Been a Woman?"
Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure was one of the most banned and censored books in the history of literature. John Cleland (a contrary man of letters, prone to boasting and getting into trouble with the law) wrote it while he was in Fleet debtor’s prison. First published in 1748 and withdrawn within a year, it was not legally republished until a hundred years later. Widely considered to be the first example of literary erotica and a stylistic tour de force, with its combination of charm, daring and love of pleasure.
"No wonder this book was banned in Britain..."
The story revolves around Fanny Brandeis, starting with her childhood in Winnebago, WI, where her parents run a shop. After Fanny's father dies, her mother Molly must make extremely difficult choices about Fanny's and her brother Theodore's educations. These choices set the course for the entire family throughout their lives. Rather than rely on dialogue to advance the plot, noted American author Edna Ferber is an exceptional storyteller who delights the listener with narrative. Fanny must decide whether to pursue wealth or follow her creative dreams.
Fanny Crosby was blind. Yet the light that illuminated this brave girl's soul was destined to electrify generations. Fanny, the author of over 2,000 beloved hymns, is forever remembered by "Blessed Assurance", "Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross", and "Sweet Hour of Prayer."
" Truly Inspiring Story"
The hilarious story of Fanny Hill and her erotic exploits in London shocked the religious and literary hierarchy, who condemned the book, thus immediately increasing demand for it. The story chronicles the life of an 18th-century maiden who, left without parents, journeys to the big city to try life on her own. Despite its highly charged erotic content and vehement criticism from the Bishop of London in 1749 as "an open insult upon religion and good manners", this romp through societies high and low contains not a single obscene word.
"A Great First Listen"
Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is the highly explicit account of an innocent country girl who, on being orphaned, finds herself trapped into prostitution in London Town. The precise and intimate descriptions of her professional experiences, albeit couched in elegant language that never stoops to vulgarity, caused a scandal upon the book's publication in 1748, earning a fortune for its publisher and a court summons for its author.
In this inventive take on the traditional Cinderella tale, Fanny Agnes is a sturdy farm girl with a big dream. Someday, she believes, she will marry a prince. When the town mayor announces he is throwing a grand ball, Fanny is convinced her time has come.
Fanny Hill, one of the most popular novels of the 18th century, traces the rise of its heroine from prostitution to middle-class respectability. Condemned in its own time on grounds of indecency, the book was the subject of several law suits until as recently as the 1960s. For today's listener, the work holds as much fascination as when it was first published, not only as the foremost example of English erotic fiction, but as a literary classic in its own right.
"A classic, and still exciting"
Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure 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 18th 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 colored by copious and explicit physiological details of her carnal adventures.
Fanny and Dora's South American Adventure takes two fabulous and very glamorous ladies on a life-changing trip to Brazil (Sugar Loaf Mountain, an inspiration for cake), Argentina, Easter Island, Chile, and, finally, Peru (where you are given magical skills to fly up to the top of the world)!
"La trilogie marseillaise" est l'appellation générique donnée à un ensemble de trois pièces de théâtre de Marcel Pagnol, "Marius", "Fanny" et "César". Selon Pagnol, cette pièce est "une œuvre locale, mais profondément sincère et authentique, qui peut prendre place dans le patrimoine littéraire d'un pays et plaire dans le monde entier" par ses aspects universels : L'amour, l'amitié, le tout étant un hymne à la gloire d'une ville et de ses habitants : Marseille.
Vi følger den unge Fannys oplevelser i Londons dekadente og dunkle miljø; et miljø, der består af glædespiger, bordeller og både frivole og barske oplevelser. Bogen er en bramfri glædespiges førstehåndsberetning fyldt med begær, erotik og romantik. John Cleland: "Fanny Hill - En glædespiges erindringer (1748)". Bogen om den letlevende Fanny, som Cleland skrev, mens han sad i fængsel i London, er blevet kaldt det første eksempel på "roman-porno". Den blev forbudt i store dele af verden og levede i mange, mange år et hemmeligt liv.
One weekend a few months after my glorious ass-awakening, John and I went on a road trip. I'd leaned over sideways and lifted my skirt up over my hips so that he could rest his hand on my ass while he was driving. Sunshine was streaming through the open sunroof and my butt felt warm in spite of its near-nakedness. How I relished that sensation now!
Dieser Roman in Briefform schildert, wie das Landmädchen Fanny Hill zu einer bekannten Lebedame aufsteigt, im Londoner Rotlichtmilieu Karriere macht und zuletzt sehr erfolgreich in einem Edelbordell tätig ist. Doch letztendlich stellt die Titelheldin fest, Erotik habe nur dann einen Reiz, wenn sie mit Liebe verbunden sei.
Wenn Fanny und ihr kleiner Bruder Klee abends im Bett liegen, braucht Fanny nicht lange zu warten, bevor Klee ihr eine Frage stellt. Irgendetwas beschäftigt ihn immer. Warum gibt es Wolken? Warum müssen wir schlafen? Auch wenn Fanny erst acht ist, bleibt sie ihrem Bruder keine Antwort schuldig und erfindet fantastische Geschichten, in denen es vor Prinzessinnen, Hexen, Drachen und Königen nur so wimmelt.
Les lettres de Fanny Hill prônent non seulement le libertinage - elles sont immorales - mais elles dépeignent également d'une manière efficace les mœurs anglaises du XVIIIe siècle. Au-delà du charme érotique de l'ouvrage, cette minutieuse chronique permet à l'auditeur de comprendre la vie dans le Londres de ce siècle.
Après avoir fait paraître Marius, Frémeaux & Associés poursuit l'édition sonore de Marcel Pagnol en mettant à la disposition du public le second volet de la Trilogie : Fanny.
Fanny Hensel war die hochtalentierte Schwester des Komponisten Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy...
Two books in one volume featuring the lovable Fanny Witch, the village schoolteacher who goes on all sorts of rescue missions. Everyone loves Fanny Witch, but she's not so popular when she magics up a brontosaurus to show the children. Then the Thunder Lizard steals her Spell Book...