Maggie Cassidy by Jack KerouacMaggie Cassidy by Jack Kerouac

Maggie Cassidy

byJack Kerouac

Paperback | August 1, 1993

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"When someone asks 'Where does [Kerouac] get that stuff?' say: 'From you!' He lay awake all night listening with eyes and ears. A night of a thousand years. Heard it in the womb, heard it in the cradle, heard it in school , heard it on the floor of life's stock exchange where dreams are traded for gold." —Henry Miller

One of the dozen books written by Jack Kerouac in the early and mid-1950s, Maggie Cassidy was not published until 1959, after the appearance of On the Road had made its author famous overnight, Long out of print, this touching novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town, with its straight-forward narrative structure, is one of Kerouac's most accesible works. It is a remarkable , bittersweet evocation of the awkwardness and the joy of growing up in America.

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.
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Title:Maggie CassidyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.74 × 5.12 × 0.55 inPublished:August 1, 1993Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140179062

ISBN - 13:9780140179064

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Young Love This is a sweet, little time in the life of Jack. Such a well told story of young love- it will have you longing for your high school sweetheart but at the same time grateful those painful days are over. Jack wasn't always the "Lonesome Traveller".
Date published: 2000-03-11

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Written in 1953, published in 1959 (after the 1957 publication of Kerouac's On the Road made him famous overnight) and long out of print, this touching novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town is one of Kerouac's most accessible works