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Fanny Hill - Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
Fanny Hill - Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure Author:John Cleland John Cleland's infamous 18th-century novel - first published as Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure in 1749 - became the epitome of a battle against erotica censorship in literature. — The book eventually made its way to the United States, where in 1821 it was banned for obscenity. In 1963, Putnam published the book under the title John Cleland's Memo... more »irs of a Woman of Pleasure, which also was immediately banned for obscenity, but the publisher challenged the ban in court. In a landmark decision in 1966, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Memoirs v. Massachusetts that the banned novel did not meet the Roth standard for obscenity.
This saucy story tells the tale of a young country girl who falls into prostitution and, although Fanny eventually rises to respectability, it is not before she has enjoyed her string of lovers, utterly hooked on sexual pleasure.« less