Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure


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(4.2 stars; 91 reviews)

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1749) was the first widely-read English novel in the genre “Erotica.” It was written by John Cleland as he was serving hard time at a debtor’s prison in London. Over the centuries, the novel has been repeatedly banned by authorities, assuring its preeminent role in the history of the ongoing struggle against censorship of free expression.

Until Fanny Hill, previous heroines had conducted their amorous liaisons “off-stage.” Any erotic misadventures were described euphemistically. As women who had gone astray, they always repented, which made even their most outrageous dalliances somehow suitable for a moralistic readership. The protagonist of Fanny Hill, however, never repented a single moment of her sexual exploits … quite the contrary! And with Fanny, the devil is in the details, realistically described. (Summary by Denny Mike)

(9 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 1:05:44 Read by Chip
Chapter 02 55:43 Read by Peter Yearsley
Chapter 03 1:11:51 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 04 53:44 Read by Chip
Chapter 05 28:45 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Chapter 06 1:01:42 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 07 1:00:50 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 08 55:27 Read by Gesine
Chapter 09 52:04 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 10 1:01:40 Read by Nocturna

Reviews

(3.5 stars)

Would have been better with one reader, but all were adequate except chapter 7. Recommend reviewing readers before posting their work, it was unbearable...the story was great though

absolutely wonderful!

(5 stars)

although the male voices takes a little getting used to , as it begins when she's 15, I ended up truly enjoying the male read chapters.Especially the ones with thick British accents. 5 stars a must read / listen for any classic erotica enthusiast.

Fanny Hill

(5 stars)

its great, loved the first reader, the fact that it is written by a man gives the imagination he has of a woman of such demeanor. Love this book

loved it

(5 stars)

definitely worthy of a listen. I usually don't listen to books with multiple readers, but this one was really good.

interesting

(5 stars)

The moral lecture at the end was, in my estimate for an excuse for the quite lively subject discussed.

Fanny Hill

(5 stars)

Good read, but I think a female narrator for the whole book would have been better.

(4 stars)

very good and well read by all readers

Open your mind and your... ears!

(4 stars)