John Cleland

John Cleland

John Cleland (baptised 24 September 1709 – 23 January 1789) was an English novelist most famous and infamous as the author of Fanny Hill: or, the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure.John Cleland was the oldest son of William Cleland (1673/4 – 1741) and Lucy Cleland. He was born in Kingston upon Thames in Surrey but grew up in London, where his father was first an officer in the British Army and then a civil servant. William Cleland was a friend to Alexander Pope, and Lucy Cleland was a friend or acquaintance of both Pope, Viscount Bolingbroke, Chesterfield, and Horace Walpole. The family possessed good finances and moved among the finest literary and artistic circles of London.John Cleland entered Westminster School in 1721, but he left or was expelled in 1723. His departure was not for financial reasons, but whatever misbehavior or allegation had led to his departure is unknown. Historian J. H. Plumb speculates that Cleland's puckish and quarrelsome nature was to blame, but, whatever caused Cleland to leave, he entered the British East India Company after leaving school. He began as a soldier and worked his way up into the civil service of the company and lived in Bombay from 1728 to 1740. He returned to London when recalled by his father, who was dying. Upon William's death, the estate went to Lucy for administration. She, in turn, did not choose to support John (and Cleland's two brothers had finished at Westminster and gone on to support themselves).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cle...
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Fanny Hill. En erotisk roman, John Cleland
John Cleland
Mem­oirs Of Fanny Hill / A New and Gen­uine Edi­tion from the Orig­i­nal Text (Lon­don, 1749)
Classic Epistolary Works (Golden Deer Classics), Anne Brontë, Bram Stoker, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Golden Deer Classics, Jane Austen, John Cleland, Wilkie Collins
Anne Brontë, Bram Stoker, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Golden Deer Classics, Jane Austen, John Cleland, Wilkie Collins
Classic Epistolary Works (Golden Deer Classics)
Romance Classics Collection Vol: 1 (Golden Deer Classics), D.H Lawrence, Daniel Defoe, Golden Deer Classics, Gustave Flaubert, Henry Fielding, John Cleland, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Vatsyayana
D.H Lawrence, Daniel Defoe, Golden Deer Classics, Gustave Flaubert, Henry Fielding, John Cleland, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Vatsyayana
Romance Classics Collection Vol: 1 (Golden Deer Classics)
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