History Literature / FannyHill

7th Jun '17 7:42:50 AM freyalorelei
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* EpistolaryNovel: The premise of the novel is a middle-aged Fanny, now happily married with children, reminiscing on her sordid youth via a series of letters to a woman addressed only as "Madam."
7th Jun '17 7:21:13 AM freyalorelei
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* UnusualEuphemism: Cleland is extremely...creative in his efforts
to employ unique and varied descriptions for genitalia. The word "machine" will never be the same.

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* UnusualEuphemism: Cleland is extremely...creative in his efforts
efforts to employ unique and varied descriptions for genitalia. The word "machine" will never be the same.
7th Jun '17 7:19:48 AM freyalorelei
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%%* UnusualEuphemism: The word "machine" will never be the same.

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%%* * UnusualEuphemism: Cleland is extremely...creative in his efforts
to employ unique and varied descriptions for genitalia.
The word "machine" will never be the same.
7th Jun '17 6:44:59 AM freyalorelei
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7th Jun '17 6:24:29 AM freyalorelei
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%%* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Fanny.
%%* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Duh.

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EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Fanny.
%%* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Duh.
Fanny's wholesome, fresh-faced prettiness is desirable to everyone who meets her, including her fellow prostitutes and other women. Encounters with female admirers frequently devolve into scenes where...
* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex:
7th Jun '17 6:11:42 AM freyalorelei
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* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Throughout the novel, no matter what depravities she undergoes, Fanny retains her cheerful, wide-eyed idealism and faith in the power of true love.
7th Jun '17 5:45:58 AM freyalorelei
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John Cleland's classic [[HeadTiltinglyKinky erotic]] novel, banned in the United States until 1966.

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John Cleland's classic [[HeadTiltinglyKinky erotic]] novel, novel. Originally published in England in 1748, it was banned in the United States until 1966.
6th Jun '17 10:02:24 PM freyalorelei
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%%* DoubleStandard: Around every corner.

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DoubleStandard: Around every corner.So, so very many:
** Fanny repeatedly emphasizes her purity and innocence to the reader, even as she describes in explicit detail her various bedroom adventures.
** In a scene expurgated from the original novel, Fanny spies on two men having sex, and expresses disgust at their immoral behavior...while simultaneously getting off on watching them, ''and'' after she's had sex with other women herself.
6th Jun '17 9:48:12 PM freyalorelei
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Fanny learns about her own body. This is described repeatedly, at length, in florid detail.
6th Jun '17 9:43:29 PM freyalorelei
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* FirstInstallmentWins: ''Fanny Hill'' has long eclipsed Cleland's obscure and far tamer sequel, ''Memoirs of a Coxcomb'', which follows roughly the same plot as its predecessor, except with a man as the protagonist.
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