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On the Road

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by Jack Kerouac

‘The most beautifully executed, the clearest and the most important utterance yet made by the
generation Kerouac himself named years ago as “beat”‘
The New York Times

‘Pop writing at its best. It changed the way I saw the world, making me yearn for fresh experience’
Hanif Kureishi, Independent on Sunday

On the Road sold a trillion Levis and a million espresso machines, and also sent countless kids on the road’
William Burroughs

On the Road

Sal Paradise, a young innocent, joins his hero Dean Moriarty, a traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat, 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 swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America. It races towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion. One of the most influential and important novels of the 20th century, On the Road is the book that launched the Beat Generation and remains the bible of that literary movement.

About the Author

Jack Kerouac was an American novelist of French Canadian ancestry, who, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was a pioneer of the Beat Generation.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 3.5 × 19.7 cm