|Plot Summary of Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Fanny Hill)|
|"This is a frequently banned erotic book.
Written in the form of a memoir, this is an explicit fictional account of the life of an English prostitute in the 18th century. As a teenager, Fanny is saved from a whoremonger by a young man of the upper class. He falls in love with her and makes her his mistress. When he disappears, after a short period of bliss, she is forced to take up a life of prostitution and soon comes to enjoy it. She has all kinds of adventures, working in brothels and being a kept woman, and finally inherits enough money to retire. She meets up with her long lost lover and they are finally able to marry without his family trying to stop them."
Jˇhanna, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Fanny Hill)|
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Time/era of story
- 18th century
Life of a profession:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- use of artificial tools
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
- descript. of nude males (the big P)
Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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