Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (commonly known as Fanny Hill), the most famous erotic novel in English, was denounced by its author as 'a Book I disdain to defend, and wish, from my soul, buried and forgot'. Cleland's critics too condemned the 'infamous' and 'poisonous' novel when it first appeared in 1748-9. But the proliferation of editions, adaptations, and translations since then bears witness not only to the popularity of scandalous novels, but also to the book's literary merit. Recounted with a lively use of metaphor and some curiously moral asides, Fanny Hill's boisterous education as a London prostitute never quite effaces the ingenuous charm of her country upbringing, and her story places her among the great heroines of eighteenth-century literature. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Savannah Aries is a passionate, contemporary woman of a certain age, who has discovered that a healthy sense of humor and adventure is required to "stay in the game" of love. Savannah decided to claim and advocate Pleasure As A Higher Calling. In this first collection of intimate short stories, she invites us into her world and shares her thoughts and feelings about the lusty new lease on life she discovers when she decides to Wake Up. From the first story of becoming an inadvertent cougar, to her humorous forays into the virtual online dating world of love and sex, and her inventive ways of coping with the annoyances of air travel, Savannah entertains us with both the details of her amorous encounters and the unique philosophy she has come to embrace. Savannah's humorous perspective is peppered with a bit of well deserved angst, as she attempts to unravel and make sense of life's most enduring mystery: The luscious story of Love.
Note: This book has previously been published in separate volumes. PLEASE DO NOT BUY this title if you already own: Poppy's Pleasure, Let's Swing and Thirty Strokes. 'Truth is stranger than fiction', an oft quoted phrase that readily describes this true account from self-confessed sex addict, Poppy Phoenix. Prepare to be amazed, shocked, amused, aroused but above all, entertained, as you read her life story in which she swings with her friends, seduces her young neighbour and fulfils her own dreams and others' fantasies. Poppy shares events from her own life experiences including multiple partners, threesomes, foursomes, bisexual, group sex and games as she and her husband Steven, aka 'The Pervert' embrace the swinging lifestyle. Warning: Explicit, adult entertainment that some readers may find offensive and which is unsuitable for anyone under the age of 18.
This book brings a refreshing perspective to preparing students with disabilities and their families for all aspects of independent life. Many of the transitions experienced by younger children set the stage for future changes, yet do not receive the attention they deserve in the literature. This publication offers a strengths-based approach that includes philosophical perspectives and evidence-based practices to assist this vulnerable population with lifespan changes and challenges.
Each chapter addresses transitional needs and their assessment, and relevant interventions from the perspectives of an application to schools, families and communities. Multicultural perspectives are integral to all these chapters. The book covers transition from:
- home to early childhood education
- early childhood education to primary school
- primary school to secondary school
- and to special settings
- juvenile justice settings back into the community
- school to work
- school to further education or training
- post-school settings to retirement.
Lifespan Transitions and Disability: A Holistic Perspective is a necessary companion for postgraduate education students and researchers who have an interest in exploring the nature and context of special and inclusive education today.
At a time when part-time jobs are ubiquitous, it is easy to forget that they are a relatively new phenomenon. This book explores the reasons behind the introduction of this specific form of work in West Germany and shows how it took root, in both norm and law, in factories, government authorities, and offices as well as within families and the lives of individual women. The author covers the period from the early 1950s, a time of optimism during the first postwar economic upswing, to 1969, the culmination of the legislative institutionalization of part-time work. It is published in association with the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
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