Tropic of Cancer

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer , Henry Miller's masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1934. 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, andthe characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s. Tropic of Cancer is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, "one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century."
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 38c4c8dd-d1de-95a4-4337-4d733a7fa725
Grouping Title tropic of cancer
Grouping Author miller henry
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-08-23 04:16:56AM
Last Indexed 2019-08-24 04:28:46AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977.
Scott, Campbell.
author Miller, Henry, 1891-1980,
author2-role Nin, Anaïs,1903-1977.
Scott, Campbell.
hoopla digital.
author_display Miller, Henry
available_at_santafe Main Library
Southside Branch
detailed_location_santafe La Farge
Main Media
Online Hoopla Collection
display_description Venice for Lovers is a memorable collaboration by two fine stylists who have fashioned their own personal homages to Venice, one with a novella, the other with a personal essay. Every year for all the thirty they have been married, Begley and Muhlstein have escaped to Venice to write. In her contribution to the book, Muhlstein charmingly describes how she and her husband dine at the same restaurant every night for years on end, and how becoming friends with restaurateurs has been an unsurpassed means of getting to know the city and its inhabitants, far from the tourists in San Marco Square. In his short novella, Begley writes a story of falling in love with and in Venice. His twenty-year-old protagonist, enamored with an older, far worldlier woman of twenty-seven, is lured by her to the City of Water, only to be unceremoniously dumped and left to fend for himself after a brief rendezvous. But he discovers a lasting love for Venice itself not an uncommon romance, as Begley's brilliant literary essay on the city's place within world literature demonstrates: Henry James, Marcel Proust, and Thomas Mann were all illustrious predecessors.
format_category_santafe Audio Books
format_santafe Audio CD
id 38c4c8dd-d1de-95a4-4337-4d733a7fa725
isbn 155584698
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b1327918x .i17123033 Main Media CD spoken Fiction Miller, H 1 false false *CHECK SHELF* mav
hoopla:MWT11587720 Online Hoopla Collection Online Hoopla eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true Hoopla Available Online
ils:.b10538112 .i1099919x Southside Fiction Miller, H 1 false false *CHECK SHELF* co
ils:.b14222498 .i18679390 La Farge Fiction Miller, H 1 false false Due Aug 28, 2019 lf
ils:.b14222498 .i19484100 Main Fiction Miller, H 1 false false Due Sep 19, 2019 mn
ils:.b14222498 .i19862301 Main Fiction Miller, H 1 false false *CHECK SHELF* mn
hoopla:MWT12268549 Online Hoopla Collection Online Hoopla eBook eBook 1 false true Hoopla Available Online
CD - Spoken
Regular Circ
last_indexed 2019-08-24T10:28:46.274Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe CD spoken Fiction Miller, H
Fiction Miller, H
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library
Oliver La Farge Branch
Southside Branch
primary_isbn 9780802131782
publishDate 1961
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b1327918x Audio CD Audio Books English Caedmon, p2008. 9 sound discs (10 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
hoopla:MWT11587720 eAudiobook Audio Books Unabridged. English Harper Collins Publishers, 2008. 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 05 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b10538112 Book Books English Grove Press, [1961] 287 p.
ils:.b14222498 Book Books English Grove Press, [2004?], c1961. xxxiii, 318 p. ; 21 cm.
hoopla:MWT12268549 eBook eBook English Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2007. 1 online resource
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b1327918x .i17123033 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b10538112 .i1099919x On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b14222498 .i18679390 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
ils:.b14222498 .i19484100 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
ils:.b14222498 .i19862301 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
hoopla:MWT12268549 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
subject_facet Americans -- France -- Fiction
Authorship -- Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Bohemianism -- Fiction
Electronic books
Paris (France) -- Fiction
Sex customs -- Fiction
title_display Tropic of Cancer
title_full Tropic of Cancer Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.
Tropic of Cancer [electronic resource] / Henry Miller
Tropic of Cancer [electronic resource] Miller, Henry, 1891-1980,
Tropic of Cancer [sound recording] / Henry Miller
Tropic of cancer / Henry Miller ; introduction by Karl Shapiro ; preface by Anaïs Nin
title_short Tropic of Cancer
topic_facet Americans
Electronic books
Sex customs