Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones : A Novel
"A rollicking tale...a tour de force."—Newsweek
"A rollicking tale...a tour de force."--Newsweek
Discovered on the doorstep of a country estate in Wiltshire, England, the infant Fanny is raised to womanhood by her adoptive parents, Lord and Lady Bellars. Fanny wants to become the epic poet of the age, but her plans are dashed when she is ravished by her libertine stepfather. Fleeing to London, Fanny falls in with idealistic witches and highwaymen who teach her of worlds she never knew existed. After toiling in a London brothel that caters to literati, Fanny embarks on a series of adventures that teach her what she must know to live and prosper as a woman. Soon to be a major Broadway musical. Reading group guide included.
Blackwell North Amer
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.
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