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On the road

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2011.
Series: Grand Central Publishing fiction
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Behind us lay the whole of America and everything Dean and I had previously known about life, and life on the road. We had finally found the magic land at the end of the road and we never dreamed the extent of the magic. 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 fulfilment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Jack Kerouac
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac
ISBN: 9780143120285 014312028X
OCLC Number: 817994841
Notes: "First published in the United States of America by the Viking Press Inc., 1957" --T.p. verso.
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Description: 294 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Grand Central Publishing fiction
Responsibility: Jack Kerouac.

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Behind us lay the whole of America and everything Dean and I had previously known about life, and life on the road. We had finally found the magic land at the end of the road and we never dreamed the extent of the magic. 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 fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American dream. A brilliant blend of fiction and autobiography, Jack Kerouac's exhilarating novel defined the new 'Beat' generation. It had tremendous impact on both sides of the Atlantic and made him famous overnight.

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