John Cleland was born in 1710, eldest son of William Cleland, an officer and friend of the Pope. For a while hoe worked for the East India Company, rising from soldiers to businessman to secretary of the Bombay Council, though he returned to London in 1741. He then became a literary hack and journalist and was imprisoned for debt on several occasions, and on one such occasion used the time to write Fanny Hill. He died in Westminster in January 1789.
• Illustrated with 32 contemporary pictures to enhance this classic work The first in the new Absolutely Amazing Erotic Classics series, The Memoirs of Fanny Hill is considered “the first original English prose pornography,” although the US Supreme Court has upheld that it is not obscene despite its overt sexuality. To further enhance your enjoyment of this erotic classic, this special edition has been enhanced with more than two-dozen photographic illustrations - some a tad risqué. Both installments of Fanny Hill (originally published separately) are included her. RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE READERS ONLY