John Cleland was born in England in He attended Westminster School where he achieved King's Scolar in By he was back in England but the world evidently turned against him as he soon found himself serving a prison term in Fleet debtor's prison. While in prison John Cleland composed one of the longest banned, most reprinted, most well-known novel in history, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure also known as Fanny Hill. And he wrote the story not for monetary gain Cleland in fact earned only 21 pounds , and not because he particularly liked erotica, but he wrote it largely because he was bored sitting in prison day after day. Fenton the first volume of Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure , with the second volume following in February of
The first time I learned to orgasm was while listening to Fanny Hill. I was I was a bookish, introverted girl with very few friends, and I went to bed each night with an audiobook. For hours, I scoured Librivox, a free listening site featuring books in the public domain, for classics like Robinson Crusoe and The Count of Monte Cristo.
Cleland is obviously despairing. Ralph Griffith, his editor and the only acquaintance who bothers to visit him there, explained that Cleland could be put away for ten years if he fails to present a convincing plan to repay his creditors. In the gloom of his miserable cell Cleland is raking his brain looking for the right subject for a new book. Something so greatly appealing to the public at large that can sell enough copies to repay his huge debts allowing him to escape a harsh sentence. It is during a sleepless night that the revelation comes.
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