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Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (popularly known as Fanny Hill) is an erotic novel by John Cleland first published in England in 1748. Written while the author was in debtors' prison in London. One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, it has become a synonym for obscenity. The book is written as a series of letters from Frances "Fanny" Hill to an unknown woman, with Fanny justifying her life-­choices to this individual. At the beginning of her tale, Fanny Hill is a young girl with a rudimentary education living in a small village near Liverpool. Shortly after she turns 15, both her parents die. Esther Davis, a girl from Fanny's village who has since moved to London, convinces Fanny to move to the city as well, but Esther abandons Fanny once they arrive who thereafter plunges into a world of vice. John Cleland (24 September 1709 – 23 January 1789) was an English novelist best known as the author of Fanny Hill: or, the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure.

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“If all the world's a stage according to Shakespeare, it's all one big movie screen to Hadleigh, who's evidently taking up where the great gossip columnists of yesteryear left off. In this collection of interviews…the author continues his probing of the ever-­popular topic of the sexual proclivities of Hollywood actors.­”—Publishers Weekly In this rare, no-­holds-­barred collection of interviews with Hollywood icons from the Golden Age of movies—Cary Grant, Anthony Perkins, Liberace, Cesar Romero, among others—renowned entertainment journalist and historian Boze Hadleigh goes straight to the source and opens the film worlds closet door onto another era. Secret love affairs, confessions, gossip about the personal lives of other closeted gay and lesbian stars, stories of surviving the relentless homophobia of the period, arrests, and more are all discussed at-­length out in the open with Hadleigh on the condition that the interview not be published during the actor’s lifetime. Included . . .

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Lydia Poole eats only one cup of Cheerios per day and lets her weight drop below ninety pounds. When Lydia’s sister introduces Jesse, a new friend and filmmaker, Lydia agrees to be the subject of his documentary. With the camera running, Lydia shifts from the viewfinder’s object to the eye behind the camera. In doing so, she discovers how she wants to see her world.

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WAR and rumours of war,­—nation rising against nation,­—these fulfilled and yet threatening disasters have culminated in the worst disaster of all, the “passing” of the greatest, purest, best and most blameless Monarch in our history. Englands Queen is dead! The words sound as heavily as though one should say, “The sun is no longer in the sky!­” Strange indeed it is to think of England without the MOther-­Queen of the great British people;­—to realize that she, the gentle and beneficent Lady of the Land, has left us for ever! We had grown to think of her as almost immortal. Her goodness, her sympathy, were so much part of ourselves, and were so deeply entwined in the very heart and life and soul of the nation, that we have seldom allowed ourselves to think of the possibility of her being taken from us. Always apparently “well,­”— never permitting her subjects to think there was anything the matter with her,­—bearing bravely such trials and bereavements as would have broken down the . . .

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Series : Book 3 of "Love me with lies"
*Note to Self Love is patient; love is kind. Love doesn't boast or brag. There's no arrogance in love; it's never rude, crude, or indecent-­it's not self absorbed. Love isn't easily upset. Love doesn't tally wrongs. Love trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what. Love will never become obsolete. I'll fight for her. Thief* Caleb Drake never got over his first love. Not when he got married. Not when she got married. When life suddenly comes full circle Caleb must decide how how far he is willing to go to get the aloof and alluring Olivia Kaspen back. But for every action in life there is a consequence, and soon Caleb finds out that sometimes love comes at an unbearably high price.

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Racconto storico di viaggio che narra le avventure vissute intorno al globo dal mercante ed esploratore veneziano Marco Polo.

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Collages is Anaïs Nin’s last work of fiction, and is, as the title suggests, a collection of interwoven stories. Collages is Nin’s most light-­hearted writing, and, in that sense, is perhaps her most entertaining book. As Henry Miller commented, “The best of collages fall apart with time; these will not.­”

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The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is a book by Charles Darwin, published in 1872, concerning genetically determined aspects of behaviour.

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