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The Resource Fanny Hill in Bombay : the making and unmaking of John Cleland, Hal Gladfelder

Fanny Hill in Bombay : the making and unmaking of John Cleland, Hal Gladfelder

Label
Fanny Hill in Bombay : the making and unmaking of John Cleland
Title
Fanny Hill in Bombay
Title remainder
the making and unmaking of John Cleland
Statement of responsibility
Hal Gladfelder
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
CN8ML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gladfelder, Hal
Dewey number
  • 828/.609
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3348.C65
LC item number
Z66 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cleland, John
  • Cleland, John
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Label
Fanny Hill in Bombay : the making and unmaking of John Cleland, Hal Gladfelder
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fanny Hill in Bombay [1728-40] -- Down and out in Lisbon and London [1741-48] -- Sodomites [1748-49] -- Three memoirs [1748-52] -- The hack [1749-59] -- The man of feeling [1752-68] -- A Briton [1757-87]
Control code
809317398
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421405261
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809317398
Label
Fanny Hill in Bombay : the making and unmaking of John Cleland, Hal Gladfelder
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fanny Hill in Bombay [1728-40] -- Down and out in Lisbon and London [1741-48] -- Sodomites [1748-49] -- Three memoirs [1748-52] -- The hack [1749-59] -- The man of feeling [1752-68] -- A Briton [1757-87]
Control code
809317398
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421405261
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809317398

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