John Cleland


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Cleland, John,

1709–87, English novelist. His Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1750), commonly known as Fanny Hill, was an immediate popular success; the novel's notoriety led to a number of official efforts to ban it over the next two centuries. Traditionally considered the first great pornographic work in English, it is now linked to the works of RichardsonRichardson, Samuel,
1689–1761, English novelist, b. Derbyshire. When he was 50 and a prosperous printer, Richardson was asked to compose a guide to letter writing.
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 and FieldingFielding, Henry,
1707–54, English novelist and dramatist. Born of a distinguished family, he was educated at Eton and studied law at Leiden. Settling in London in 1729, he began writing comedies, farces, and burlesques, the most notable being Tom Thumb
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 as a typical mid-18th cent. British novel.

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See studies by W. Epstein (1974) and H. Gladfelder (2012).

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Managing partner John Cleland said: "We're continuing the transformation of our business from an expertisebased law firm into a modern, international professional services business with law at its core."
Its author, John Cleland, was arrested and charged with "corrupting the King's subjects" and its publisher was convicted of printing a "lewd and obscene" book.
Its author John Cleland was arrested and charged with "corrupting the King's subjects" and its publisher was convicted of printing a "lewd and obscene" book.
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"I'm not going to sentence you to centuries," Judge John Cleland said at the sentencing hearing according to (http://abcnews.go.com/US/jerry-sandusky-sentenced-30-60-years-prison/story?id=17427234) ABC News .
John Cleland, managing partner at Pinsent Masons, added: "Our vision is to be recognised as an international market leader in the global sectors in which we operate, and this latest set of results demonstrates further progress.
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Inicios del sadomasoquismo con Las Venus de las pieles, del aleman Sacher-Masoch; sexualidad desbordada en Gamiani, dos noches de pasion, del poeta romantico frances Alfred de Musset; la prostitucion masculina explorada en El libertino de calidad, del conde de Mirabeau; o "la primera novela pornografica inglesa", Fanny Hill, de John Cleland.
Fanny Hill in Bombay: The Making and Unmaking of John Cleland. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.