As promised I have started recording Fanny Hill from the beginning. I will apologise for the less than perfect rendition, I am still finding my stride when it comes to reading out loud, and to correctly interpreting some of the more arcane aspects of Victorian language and phraseology!
In case you missed my first Podcast post here is some background information …
Fanny Hill by John Cleland – a piece of erotic fiction written in 1748.
- Scene from chapter eight of Fanny Hill
From the Wikipedia entry for Fanny Hill:
“Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (popularly known as Fanny Hill) is an erotic novel by John Cleland first published in England in 1748. Written while the author was in debtor’s prison in London, it is considered “the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel.” One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history”
How could I resist?
It seemed like a great way to let you hear my voice, and if you like it enough (please let me know with a comment below!), then I may just podcast the entire story.
Fanny Hill – Episode 1 – M4A format for iPhone, iPod etc
Fanny Hill – Episode 1 – MP3 format for other devices
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