Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Henry Miller


Exploring one man’s desperate desire for freedom, Plexus is the central volume of Henry Miller’s scandalous semi-autobiographical trilogy. It finds him in the midst of his stormy marriage to the volatile, duplicitous Mona, and joyfully quitting his dreary job for a hand-to-mouth existence in Brooklyn, as he takes his first steps towards becoming a writer.

Plexus is the second volume of the scandalous trilogy The Rosy Crucifixion, Henry Miller’s major life work.

Paperback, 528pp
Penguin Books, 2015 (1953)
ISBN 9780141399126