The Autobiography of a Flea

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Auteur / Author : Anonyme, [att. to] Pike, Frederick Popham

Titre / Title : The Autobiography Of A Flea. Told in a hop, skip, and jump, and recointing all his experiences of the human, and superhuman, kind, both male and female; with his curious connections, back bitings, and tickling touches; the whole scratched together and arranged for the delectation of the delicate, and for the information of the inquisitive, etc., etc.

Éditeur / Publisher : Olympia

Lieu d’édition / Place of Publication : New York

Collection / Series : (The New Traveller's Companion), no 24

Année d’édition originale / First Year of Publication : 1885

Année d’édition / Year of Publication : 2003

Période / Period : XIXe siècle / 19th Century, (1850-1899)

Nombre de pages / Number of Pages : 172

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Langue / Language : Langue anglaise / English Language

Caractéristiques / Specifications : Ebook.

Notes : The first edition has the mention: Published by the authority of the Phlebotomical Society. Cytheria, 1789. But, according to Peter Mendes, it was in fact printed in London, possibly by J.H. Gaball, for William Lazenby / Edward Avery in 1885.

Published in French by A. Brancart in 1890 as Les Souvenirs d'une puce. Also translated as Autobiographie d'une puce and Souvenirs d'un insecte. A partial translation was published ca. 1940 as Bella. L'Insatiable amoureuse.

Mendes adds: "The Galitzine note points to its author being 'un avocat anglais, bien connu à Londres' - which in turn suggest Frederick Popham Pike, the only barrister known to have been involved in the writing of pornography in this period." (notes to 1-A)

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