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On the road

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1972
Series: Penguin classics.
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 recognised as a modern classic, its American Dream is nearer that of Walt Whitman than F. Scott Fitgerald's, and the narrative goes racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac
ISBN: 0141182679 9780141182674
OCLC Number: 43419454
Notes: Originally published: USA : Viking, 1957.
Awards: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Description: xxxii, 280 pages ; 20 cm
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Jack Kerouac.

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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 Life is great, and few can put the zest and wonder Read more...

 
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