On The Road - Jack Kerouac - new softcover Penguin Classic book
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softcover book, 286 pages. Penguin Classic edition.
Kerouac's quintessential novel of America and the Beat Generation.
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
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 forty years
On the Road swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns and drugs, with Sal Paradise and his hero Dean Moriarty, traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat. Now recognized as a modern classic, its American Dream is nearer that of Walt Whitman than Scott Fitzgerald, and it goes racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion.
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.
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