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Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1991.
Series: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast. As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experiencing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
On the road.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1991
(OCoLC)680559119
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac
ISBN: 0140185216 9780140185218 0141182679 9780141182674
OCLC Number: 23653738
Awards: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Description: xxxiii, 310 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Responsibility: Jack Kerouac ; introduction by Ann Charters.
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Sal Paradise, a young innocent, joins his hero Dean Moriarty, a traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat, on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their search  Read more...

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"Life is great, and few can put the zest and wonder and sadness and humor of it on paper more interestingly than Kerouac." --San Francisco Chronicle

 
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