Vanity of Duluoz
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Vanity of Duluoz

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The tale of Kerouac's alter-ego, Vanity of Duluoz presents Jack Duluoz's high school experiences as a sporting jock in Massachusetts and his time at Columbia University on a football scholarship. Just as Jack's glamorous new adult life begins, so does World War II, and he joins the US Navy to travel the world. As Jack experiences more, he realizes the limits of his former plans and returns to New York at the start of the Beat movement, to a riot of drugs, sex and writing. Vanity of Duluoz was Kerouac's final work published before his death in 1969.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141198214
  • 9780141198217
  • 359,922

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A loud-mouthed novel... A frontal assault on life, a total abandonment to feeling * Guardian *
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About Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969) was an American novelist, poet, artist and part of the Beat Generation. Most of his life was spent in the vast landscapes of America or living with his mother, with whom he spent most of his life. Kerouac's best known works are On the Road and The Dharma Bums.
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1,361 ratings
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