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Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland

Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure - John Cleland

A racy novel about a woman's life experiences and pleasures in the 18th century. The story behind the novel is quite interesting, in that the book has been banned and the author not only went to jail for writing it but disassociated himself from the book as well.