On the Road
On the Road
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On the Road

Written by Jack Kerouac
Part of the Duluoz Legend Book Series
Published by Penguin Books
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Few novels have had as profound an impact as On the Road, and Kerouac’s vision continues to inspire: three generations of writers, musicians, artists, and poets cite their discovery of On the Road as the event that “set them free.” This hardcover edition commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the original publication of an American classic. On the Road chronicles Kerouac’s years traveling the North American continent, from East Coast to West Coast to Mexico, with his friend Neal Cassady, “a sideburned hero of the snowy West.” As “Sal Paradise” and “Dean Moriarty, “ the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac’s love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    December 28, 1976
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    18 - 99+ years
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    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    ASIN/ISBN 10
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