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...
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21 November 1748
published the first volume of his soft-porn novelFanny Hill.
1766: A pornographic work masquerading as a novel...
A pornographic work masquerading as a novel was published: Genuine Memoirs of the Celebrated Miss Maria Brown.