Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

Set in France (primarily Paris) during the 1930s, it is the tale of Miller's life as a struggling writer. Combining fiction and autobiography, some chapters follow a strict narrative and refer to Miller's actual friends, colleagues, and workplaces; others are written as stream-of-consciousness reflections. Its publication in 1961 in the United States by Grove Press led to an obscenity trial that was one of several that tested American laws on pornography in the 1960s.

The 285th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 11th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - 37th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  3. - 50th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  4. - 84th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  5. - 88th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  6. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  7. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  8. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  9. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  10. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  11. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Tropic of Cancer Paperback 58860 $6.98 $1.01 1994
Tropic of Cancer. Paperback 5550461 $4.50 1961
Tropic of Cancer Paperback 152733 $13.95 $17.68 2015
Tropic Of Cancer Hardcover 384417 $45.00 $1.73
Tropic of Cancer Mass Market Paperback 2485532 $2.24
Tropic of Cancer Kindle Edition 48620 $7.98 2007
Tropic of Cancer CD Audio CD 1219018 $19.50 $19.49 2008
Tropic Of Cancer Mass Market Paperback 599265 $37.16 $15.00 1961
The Obelisk Trilogy: Tropic Of Cancer, Tropic Of Capricorn, Black Spring Paperback 1257241 $80.88 2004
Tropico de Cancer (Tropic of Cancer ) (Spanish Edition) (Narrativa (Punto de Lectura)) Paperback 670944 $10.87 $8.97 2011
Tropic of Cancer Audible Audio Edition 11348 $23.95 2008
Tropic of Cancer Paperback 4313041 $19.00 $0.09 1987
Tropic of Cancer Paperback 1045611 $28.09 $6.81 2012
Tropic of Cancer Mass Market Paperback 4792730 $68.34 $4.89 1978
Tropic Of Cancer Audible Audio Edition 139008 $9.42 2009
[Tropic of Cancer] (By: Henry Miller) [published: January, 1994] Paperback 1247904 $15.47 $7.88 1994
Tropic of Cancer Mass Market Paperback 154067 $44.95 $5.99 1995