Tropic of Cancer
Place Published: Paris
Publisher: The Obelisk Press
Date Published: 1948
Edition: Thirteenth edition, tenth Obelisk edition
Book Id: 34007
317pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Rebound in sturdy green cloth with a gilt stamped title on the spine. New endsheets and flyleaves. Very good. The extremities are very lightly rubbed. The foot of the spine has a small light sticky stain. There is a brief saying in French stamped in gilt on the front cover. The pages are mildly browned.
Miller entered into the writer's circle with Tropic of Cancer, which still proves to be Miller's most famous work. Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn depict Miller's lives and loves as an expatriate in Paris. They were first published in France by Jack Kahane at Obelisk Press in the mid-thirties. When the works were brought to the United States, they sparked a thirty year censorship debate that was eventually won by Miller. Shifreen and Jackson A9z.