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    • Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

    • By: John Cleland
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history. The classic novel of a young girl's exploration of physical pleasures. Young Fanny Hill is tricked into a life of prostitution, but she quickly learns the power of her own body as she learns the ways of physical passion. She soon escapes her fate for the loving arms of a wealthy young man, but misadventure and fate conspire to keep her from domestic bliss.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Fanny Hill

    • By: John Cleland
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    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 lawsuits until as recently as the 1960s. For today's audience, 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.

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Fanny Hill

    • Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
    • By: John Cleland
    • Narrated by: Magda Allani
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elegant Erotica

    • By elgato on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Fanny Hill

    • Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
    • By: John Cleland
    • Narrated by: Sarah Genner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fanny Hill

    • Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
    • By: John Cleland
    • Narrated by: Veronika Hyks
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No wonder this book was banned in Britain...

    • By Theodore on 05-15-12

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Fanny Hill: En glædespiges erindringe

    • By: John Cleland
    • Narrated by: Mille Sjøgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Den unge Fannys er glædespige i Londons dekadente og mere dunkle miljø; et miljø af andre glædespiger og bordeller, og hun kommer ud for frivole og barske oplevelser. Bogen er en bramfri førstehåndsberetning - med vid, munterhed og en ikke alt for blufærdig tilgang til tilværelsen fortæller den nittenårige Fanny om sine eskapader. En historie om livsglade unge piger, der tjener til livets ophold ved gladelig at levere varen til mænd, der i dén grad efterspørger den.

    Regular price: $6.43

    • Fanny Hill

    • Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
    • By: John Cleland
    • Narrated by: Barbara McCulloh
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 105
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      3 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great First Listen

    • By Eugene on 02-09-05

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Fanny Hill: En glædespiges erindringer (Danish Edition)

    • By: John Cleland
    • Narrated by: Rebekka Owe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $16.07

    • Die Memoiren der Fanny Hill (Playboy Hörbuch Edition 2)

    • By: John Cleland
    • Narrated by: Christine Neubauer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $6.43

    • Fanny Hill, mémoires d'une femme de plaisir

    • By: John Cleland
    • Narrated by: Fabienne Prost
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $10.00

    • Fanny Hill

    • Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
    • By: John Cleland
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 20
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    Regular price: $19.49

    • Fanny Hill

    • By: John Cleland
    • Narrated by: Emma Fielding
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A classic, and still exciting

    • By David on 12-16-03

    Regular price: $16.09