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Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones - Erica Jong
Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones
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"A rollicking tale...a tour de force."—NewsweekDiscovered on the doorstep of a country estate in Wiltshire, England, the infant Fanny is raised to womanhood by her adoptive parents, Lord and Lady Bellars. Fanny wants to become the epic poet of the age, but her plans are dashed when she is... show more
"A rollicking tale...a tour de force."—NewsweekDiscovered on the doorstep of a country estate in Wiltshire, England, the infant Fanny is raised to womanhood by her adoptive parents, Lord and Lady Bellars. Fanny wants to become the epic poet of the age, but her plans are dashed when she is ravished by her libertine stepfather. Fleeing to London, Fanny falls in with idealistic witches and highwaymen who teach her of worlds she never knew existed. After toiling in a London brothel that caters to literati, Fanny embarks on a series of adventures that teach her what she must know to live and prosper as a woman. Soon to be a major Broadway musical. Reading group guide included.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393324358 (0393324354)
ASIN: 393324354
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
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erica jong takes the traditional long-winded historical adventure novel and liberally sprinkles it with sex and feminism. an interesting and amusing read. but i prefer the traditional long-winded historical adventure novel, there's not as much preciousness involved.
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3.0 Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones
[These notes were made in 1982:]. An interesting attempt to imitate the eighteenth-century style while imposing the anachronism of 20th-century sensibilities on an eighteenth-century setting. Fanny Hackabout-Jones is supposed to be the true original of Fanny Hill, and while she has, if anything, ev...
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