What an excellent book. I recommend everyone to go and cop this bloodclaat.
Here is a description of what it is about:
Henry Cleland’s “Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure” was first published in London in 1749. The author sold it fortwenty guineas to a bookseller, who is said to have made £10,000 from it. The book was quickly translated into several European languages. The style of the book is simple and artless, and “obscene” words are avoided by means of circumlocution and euphemism. The theme is straightforward to the point of cliche: A young innocent girl journeys to the big city and finds herself in a brothel, whereupon she quickly falls in love with one of the clients. The book ends with a happy marriage. “Fanny Hill” has been represented as the first truly erotic novel, and as providing useful insights into brothel-life in eighteenth-century London. Like all similar famous books of the genre, it has been prosecuted and praised.
Dev gives this a BIG THUMBS UP