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On the Road (Reprint) (Paperback) by Jack Kerouac

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Sal Paradise, a young writer, travels from New York to Los Angeles with his friend Dean Moriarty and an assorted hodgepodge of women, bohemians, and others. Rich descriptions of characters, places, and music demonstrate Jack Kerouac's exuberance and his love of the freedom of the road. An autobiographical novel (like most of Kerouac's books), ON THE ROAD involves characters who were the author's real-life friends and Beat cohorts: Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Allan Ginsberg, and William Burroughs (here appearing, as in Burroughs's own fiction, as the character Bill Lee). Publishing legend has it that Kerouac typed the manuscript frenziedly on large rolls of Teletype paper, not pausing for revision, and deposited them on the desk of his startled editor. Revolutionary not only in subject matter but also in style, this book (written in 1950) launched the Beat movement and crowned Jack Kerouac its king.
Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast. Reissue.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 293
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Readers / Chapter Books
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Jack Kerouac
Language: English
Street Date: November 20, 2012
TCIN: 13544357
UPC: 9780143120285
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3972
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