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Virtue and Value: Female Sexuality and currency in Cleland’s Fanny Hill.

‘Virtue’ and ‘value’ have prehistorically been understood in the terms that as the former increases, as does the latter. Virtue, associated with conduct and chastity, parallels to value, which connotes to worth, currency and wealth. 2,194 more words


Voyeurism and Rowlandson

We live in an abundantly voyeuristic period. We’ve expanded the action from the strip clubs and peep shows of the 20th century into our own homes and given them every twist imaginable – some of them incredibly dark and misogynistic. 826 more words

18th Century

Reacting to 'Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure'

I should have clocked on that this was erotic fiction by the title alone. In all my Catholic school innocence, I thought that this would be an interesting glimpse into the life of a 18th Century lady of leisure and woman of pleasure. 483 more words


BTCC champ’s Aston for auction

A STUNNING and very rare 1971 Aston Martin DB6 MKII Vantage saloon belonging to touring car driver, commentator and TV personality John Cleland, will be offered at auction at Silverstone Auctions’ May 13 Sale at Silverstone circuit. 368 more words