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Author: Hal Gladfelder
ISBN: 1421404907
Pages: 328 pages
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (April 16, 2012)
Language: English
Category: History & Criticism
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e-Book Fanny Hill in Bombay: The Making and Unmaking of John Cleland epub download

by Hal Gladfelder



John Cleland is among the most scandalous figures in British literary history, both celebrated and attacked as a pioneer of pornographic writing in English. Rather than a traditional biography, Fanny Hill in Bombay presents a case history of a renegade authorial persona, based on published works, letters, private notes, and newly discovered legal testimony.

Fanny Hill in Bombay book. Fanny Hill in Bombay: The Making and Unmaking of John Cleland. John Cleland is among the most scandalous figures in British literary history, both celebrated and attacked as a pioneer of pornographic writing in English.

Gladfelder does devote substantial time in the third and fourth chapters to this most famous of Cleland's works.

Gladfelder's exhaustive work with primary documents provides a welcome supplement to William Epstein's 1974 biography, which dealt sketchily with Cleland's career beyond Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Gladfelder, Hal Fanny Hill in Bombay: The Making and Unmaking of John Cleland, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012, p. 9. ^ Paul Pezron (2000). Celtic Linguistics, 1700-1850: The antiquities of nations.

Gladfelder, Hal Fanny Hill in Bombay: The Making and Unmaking of John Cleland, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012, p. Taylor & Francis. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-415-20479-8. Gladfelder, Hal (2012), "Epilogue", Fanny Hill in Bombay: The Making and Unmaking of John Cleland, JHU Press, ISBN 9781421405261. Robinson, David M. (2006), Closeted writing and lesbian and gay literature: classical, early modern, eighteenth-century, Ashgate Publishing, Lt. 38, ISBN 0-7546-5550-4.

Hal Gladfelder's answer to this question is, first, that Cleland's .

Hal Gladfelder's answer to this question is, first, that Cleland's works reward close attention because "even the forgotten texts ar. .that makes him worth studying". Gladfelder does not want "to replace Epstein's John Cleland: Images of a Life", his ultimate goal being instead "a case study of the writer writing".

John Cleland is among the most scandalous figures in British literary history, both celebrated and attacked as a pioneer of pornographic writing in English. His first novel, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, or Fanny Hill, is one of the enduring literary creations of the eighteenth century, despite over two hundred years of legal prohibition. Yet the full range of his work is still too little known.

Keywords: Hal Gladfelder, Fanny Hill, Bombay, John Cleland, Unmaking.

the making & unmaking of John Cleland. Fanny Hill in Bombay. Published 2012 by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, Md. Written in English. John Cleland (1709-1789). Down and out in Lisbon and London. Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-302) and index.

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Hal Gladfelder is the author of Criminality and Narrative in Eighteenth-Century England: Beyond the Law (Johns Hopkins, 2001) .

His most recent book is a study of Cleland's life and career, Fanny Hill in Bombay: The Making and Unmaking of John Cleland (Johns Hopkins, 2012).

John Cleland is among the most scandalous figures in British literary history, both celebrated and attacked as a pioneer of pornographic writing in English. His first novel, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, or Fanny Hill, is one of the enduring literary creations of the eighteenth century, despite over two hundred years of legal prohibition. Yet the full range of his work is still too little known.

In this study, Hal Gladfelder combines groundbreaking archival research into Cleland’s tumultuous life with incisive readings of his sometimes extravagant, sometimes perverse body of work, positioning him as a central figure in the development of the novel and in the construction of modern notions of authorial and sexual identity in eighteenth-century England.

Rather than a traditional biography, Fanny Hill in Bombay presents a case history of a renegade authorial persona, based on published works, letters, private notes, and newly discovered legal testimony. It retraces Cleland’s career from his years as a young colonial striver with the East India Company in Bombay through periods of imprisonment for debt and of estrangement from collaborators and family, shedding light on his paradoxical status as literary insider and social outcast.

As novelist, critic, journalist, and translator, Cleland engaged with the most challenging intellectual currents of his era yet at the same time was vilified as a pornographer, atheist, and sodomite. Reconnecting Cleland’s writing to its literary and social milieu, this study offers new insights into the history of authorship and the literary marketplace and contributes to contemporary debates on pornography, censorship, the history of sexuality, and the contested role of literature in eighteenth-century culture.