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On the road

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: London : Penguin Classics, 2011.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   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: Autobiographical fiction
Fiction
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Named Person: Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac
ISBN: 9780141198200 0141198206
OCLC Number: 829228096
Notes: Originally published: New York : Penguin Viking, 2000.
Description: 280 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Jack Kerouac.

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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 passion.

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