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On the road

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1972, ©1957.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac
ISBN: 0140031928 9780140031928 0140274154 9780140274158
OCLC Number: 16192932
Notes: Originally published, New York: Viking Press, 1957; London: Deutsch, 1958.
Awards: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Description: 291 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Jack Kerouac.

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Sal Paradise, a young innocent, joins the slightly crazed Dean Moriarty on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfillment  Read more...

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? A dazzling piece of writing for all of its rough edges, stripped of affectations that in the novel can sometimes verge on bathos . . . It seems much more immediate and contemporary.??Luc Sante, " Read more...

 
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