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Memoirs of a Coxcomb

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"The elegant critical introduction, judicious textual notes, and well-chosen appendices--both useful and diverting--make this an invaluable edition." -- Ann Louise Kibbie, Bowdoin College
Paperback, 284 pages
Published April 29th 2005 by Broadview Press Inc (first published 1751)
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Emily
Jun 10, 2007 Emily rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those with a taste for social satire and ambiguous morality
Once again, Broadview has produced a well-annotated edition of an important but difficult to find text that should appeal to scholars and students, as well as those with a taste for social satire and ambiguous morality. This second novel by Cleland is not as graphic as his first, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1749): rather than landing its author in prison on obscenity charges, this novel received some commercial and critical success. The similar titles of Cleland’s first two books invite comp ...more
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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
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