Fanny Hill

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Fanny Hill, John Cleland (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1963)
7 1/8″ X 4 1/4″, 228pp, paperback, good condition for age

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Fanny Hill, John Cleland (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1963)
7 1/8″ X 4 1/4″, 228pp, paperback, good condition for age

Written while the author was in debtor’s prison in London and first published in 1748, Fanny Hill is considered the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel. One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, it has become a synonym for obscenity. This is the first legal paperback version of Fanny Hill to be published in the US. Included is an introduction, a 13 page article titled “A Note on the American History of Memoires of a Woman of Pleasure” (about the New York Supreme Court decision) and a Fanny Hill bibliography from Henry Spencer Ashbee’s Catena Librorum Tacendorum. Making use of the publicity from the legal action taken against the Putnam company for publishing this book, the front cover reads proudly “This and only this is the complete $6.00 Putnam edition making today’s headlines.”