Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Date: July 2017
Duration: 9 hours 14 minutes
Fanny Hill, one of the most popular novels of the 18th century, traces the rise of its heroine from prostitution to middle-class respectability. Condemned in its own time on grounds of indecency, the book was the subject of several lawsuits until as recently as the 1960s. For today's reader, the work holds as much fascination as when it was first published, not only as the foremost example of English erotic fiction, but also as a literary classic in its own right.
One of the most popular books of the eighteenth century, with several editions appearing at the same time. It is also one of the most prosecuted and banned books in history.
Clare Corbett's lively recording breathes life into this controversial classic. Her previous Naxos AudioBooks credits include the erotic classics Pamela, Shamela and Venus and Adonis.