Being The True History Of The Adventures Of Fanny Hackabout-Jones : A NovelBook - 1980
Left as an infant on the doorstep of a grand English estate, Fanny is raised to young womanhood by Lord and Lady Bellars. A beautiful woman with a taste for literature, Fanny is ambitious to become the epic poet of her age -- but her plans are dashed after she is ravished by her libertine adoptive father. Fleeing to London, Fanny meets up with idealistic witches and a band of highwaymen who teach her of worlds she never knew existed. She embarks on a series of adventures that take her from a London brothel that caters to the literati, to a pirate ship on the high seas and beyond, teaching her what she must know to live and prosper as a woman. Erica Jong offers us entrance into an age long past, replete with the boisterousness and bawdiness that are often missed in its histories. The result is a highly entertaining, original work of fiction. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 1980.
Characteristics: 505 p. ; 24 cm.