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On the Road : The Original Scroll

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`On the Road` chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 303g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141189215
  • 9780141189215
  • 69,979

Review Text

The legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, published word for word as Kerouac originally composed it. On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent 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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Review quote

? A dazzling piece of writing for all of its rough edges, stripped of affectations that in the novel can sometimes verge on bathos . . . It seems much more immediate and contemporary.?
?Luc Sante, ` New York Times Book Review`
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About Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.
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11,384 ratings
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4 29% (3,334)
3 16% (1,770)
2 6% (660)
1 2% (275)
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