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On The Road

by Jack Kerouac

Penguin Books | January 1, 1976 | Trade Paperback

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On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac''s years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac''s love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance.

Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be “Beat" and has inspired every generation since its initial publication more than fifty years ago.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: January 1, 1976

Publisher: Penguin Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140042598

ISBN - 13: 9780140042597

Found in: Literary

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On The Road

On The Road

by Jack Kerouac

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: January 1, 1976

Publisher: Penguin Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140042598

ISBN - 13: 9780140042597

From the Publisher

On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac''s years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac''s love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance.

Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be “Beat" and has inspired every generation since its initial publication more than fifty years ago.

About the Author

Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.

From Our Editors

If you can't lose yourself in a literal road trip, then the next best thing is to take a virtual trip with this classic nomadic novel. Join the meandering Sal Paradise as he wanders around the United States, visiting friends, getting drunk and searching for the meaning of life through sex, drugs and jazz. But On the Road is more than just an epic tale of one man's lifestyle. It takes readers on an incisive journey into the Beat Generation. Jack Kerouac's prose beats with the pulse of 1940s culture while revealing exactly what he wants - and doesn't want - about his own place in that society.
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