John Cleland

Standard Name: Cleland, John


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Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Sarah Gooch
He wanted to elope (possibly for financial motives), but she, afraid to deceive her mother, twice broke an assignation to meet him for this purpose. Then her mother found and read his letters, and carried...


21 November 1748
John Cleland published the first volume of his soft-porn novelFanny Hill.
A pornographic work masquerading as a novel was published: Genuine Memoirs of the Celebrated Miss Maria Brown.