Monday, 28 September 2015

Banned Books - Fanny Hill


Fanny Hill - Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure -  John Cleland   (1748)
More bawdy than pornographic, it actually has no rude words at all, just a couple of impressive maypoles. Nonetheless it caused official anxiety from publication right through to 1963, when it was the last book ever banned in the USA as a whole. Far too popular to supress and cheerful and positive in its sexuality, it is, however, the foundation stone of the male myth of the prostitute who loves her work.

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