Tropic of Cancer Signed by Henry Miller


Tropic of Cancer, an autobiographical novel by Henry Miller, gained notoriety for its explicit sexuality, sparking social controversy that ultimately contributed to the advancements in free speech protection within literature that we often take for granted today. Originally published in 1934 by the Obelisk Press in Paris, France, the book faced a ban in the United States.It wasn’t until the 1961 publication by Grove Press in the U.S. that the novel triggered obscenity trials, challenging American laws on pornography during the early 1960s. Following a 1964 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that deemed the book non-obscene, Tropic of Cancer was recognized as a significant piece of 20th-century literature. Presented here is a unique inscribed first American Edition, featuring a drawing by Henry Miller, adding to the book’s rich history.

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