Obelisk Trilogy

3 books in series
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Tropic of Cancer Publisher's Summary

Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller's masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for 27 years after its first publication in Paris in 1943. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller's famed mixture of memoir and fiction, which chronicles with unapologetic gusto, the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer, his friends, and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s. Tropic of Cancer is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, "one of the 10 or 20 great novels of our century".
©1961 Grove Press, Inc. (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Tropic of Cancer

    • By: Henry Miller
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 370
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    Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller's masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for 27 years after its first publication in Paris in 1943. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller's famed mixture of memoir and fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By chris on 09-15-08

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • Tropic of Capricorn

    • By: Henry Miller
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    Banned in America for almost 30 years because of its explicit sexual content, this companion volume to Miller's Tropic of Cancer chronicles his life in 1920s New York City. Famous for its frank portrayal of life in Brooklyn's ethnic neighborhoods and Miller's outrageous sexual expolits, Tropic of Capricorn is now considered a cornerstone of modern literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • There's only one Henry Miller.

    • By Jay on 06-05-09

    Regular price: $28.51