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Book Information: On the Road

On the Road (1957) [Novel]
by Jack Kerouac Rating: Weighted - 7.7 / Average - 7.7 of 10 (65 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

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 nearer that of Walt Whitman than F. Scott Fitzgerald's, and the narrative goes racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion.

Original title: On the Road
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionAdventurePicaresque

Edition #1: On the Road

On the Road (1957)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Just as, more than any other novel of the Twenties, The Sun Also Rises came to be regarded as the testament of the Lost Generation, so it seems certain that On the Road will come to be known as that of the Beat Generation." Gilbert Millstein, The New York Times
  • "The first clear development of American Romantic prose since Hemingway, full of mad sexual comedy, beautiful widescreen travel writing, and long lyrical evocations of American childhood and adolescent memories." Richard Holmes, The Times
  • "Spontaneous poetic energy...celebratory and defiant." Malcolm Bradbury
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Manifested in:

On the Road (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0141182679
Pages: 281

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On the Road (1991)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140185216
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 307

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