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The controversial, erotic and hilarious companion to the legendary Tropic of Cancer, in a smart new Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition. A ...Show synopsisThe controversial, erotic and hilarious companion to the legendary Tropic of Cancer, in a smart new Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition. A riotous and explosive mixture of joys and frustrations, Tropic of Capricorn chronicles Miller's early life in New York, from his repressive Brooklyn childhood spent amongst 'a galaxy of screwballs' to frantic, hilarious years of dead-end jobs and innumerable erotic adventures. Irreverent and ironic, Tropic of Capricorn is both a comic portrait of the irrepressible Miller himself and a scathing attack on respectable America, the very foundations of which he hoped to shatter. The publication of Tropic of Capricorn and its sister-volume Tropic of Cancer in Paris in the 1930s was hailed by Samuel Beckett as 'a momentous event in the history of modern writing'. The books were subsequently banned in the UK and the USA for nearly thirty years.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with...Fair. Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. May have writing or highlighting. Quick response.
Description:Fair. 1957 Obelisk Press edition (with note on back cover, ...Fair. 1957 Obelisk Press edition (with note on back cover, "MUST NOT BE IMPORTED INTO ENGLAND OR U.S.A.). Slightly cocked, heavy creasing to spine and covers, tanning to pages. Last page torn, with text unaffected. Surface cut to front cover from price sticker removal, small tears at spine ends. Occasional underlining, with none after p. 95. Check mark to margin on p. 102.
Description:Very good. No dust jacket. 346 p.; 22 cm. Black leatherette...Very good. No dust jacket. 346 p.; 22 cm. Black leatherette spine with gray boards, no d.j. on this hardcover book. This was a series of books on Miller published by Grove Press in the early 60-'s. We have three of them. Dedicated page to 'HER". Nice. Clean endpapers and hardly any wear noticed. These two books inlcudeding The Tropic of Cancer were banned books at one time in America....They were however printed in France and elsewhere, of course.
Description:Very Good. NOTE: CASTLE BOOKS EDITION. Secaucus, NJ: Castle...Very Good. NOTE: CASTLE BOOKS EDITION. Secaucus, NJ: Castle Books, 1961. First thus. Hardcover. 318 pp. Near fine, in very good unclipped jacket. Customary rubbing to the jacket, with just a bit of wear at the spine ends and sunning to the spine. No ownership or other markings. An excellent copy for collectors of Henry Miller.
Description:Very good. 348 p. Scarce ICL title. Dark blue faux leather...Very good. 348 p. Scarce ICL title. Dark blue faux leather William Morris replica binding with embossed gold designs on front and spine, with a satin ribbon placeholder. Clean, tight unmarked copy.
Description:VG/NONE. VG, half leather binding, extremities rubbed and...VG/NONE. VG, half leather binding, extremities rubbed and somewhat worn.; SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page. Originally published in wrappers, this copy has been bound in a half brown leather binding over marbled boards, with marble endpapers inserted. Original wrapper covers lacking. Prior owner name to front free endpaper with date of 5 March 1977 and Los Angeles in the prior owner's `and. Prior owner was Michael Hargrave, a photography and Henry Miller collector. Collates with Shifreen and Jackson A21d but the page size differs. Shifreen calls for a page size of 7 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. The page size in this volume is 7 x 5 inches. Colophon statement matches Shifreen. Printed on cheap paper, Shifreen notes that the edition was limited to 10, 000 copies. Green silk ribbon marker inserted as part of rebinding. A nice copy of the first post-war edition of this title, signed by the author.; 8vo; 365 p.; Signed by Author.
Description:Fine. 8vo, full black morocco, gilt spine lettering, marbled...Fine. 8vo, full black morocco, gilt spine lettering, marbled endpapers. Paris: Obleisk Press, (1939). First Edition. The original wrappers as well as the errata slip are bound in. However, the wrappers are heavily reinforced with tape.
Clearly, I remain out of the mainstream in my lack of respect for Miller's writing. Capricorn is simply a long, undivided continuation of Cancer's stream-of-consciousness, diarist project. Miller was invovlved to some extent in the Paris-scene, opium-dominated pastimes, and I can only believe that his ...
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