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On the Road

by Jack Kerouac

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The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation

Inspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naivete and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz, On the Road is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up.
"An authentic work of art . . . the most beautifully executed, the clearest and the most important utterance yet made by the generation Kerouac himself named years ago as 'beat,' and whose principal avatar he is."
—Gilbert Millstein, The New York Times

"On the Road has the kind of drive that blasts through to a large public. . . . What makes the novel really important, what gives it that drive is a genuine new, engaging and exciting prose style. . . . What keeps the book going is the power and beauty of the writing."
—Kenneth Rexroth, San Francisco Chronicle
"One of the finest novels of recent years. . . a highly euphoric and intensely readable story about a group of wandering young hedonists who cross the country in endless search of kicks."
—Leonard Feather, Downbeat
From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: August 13, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9781101127575
  • Release date: December 28, 1976

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101127575
  • File size: 528 KB
  • Release date: December 28, 1976

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101121733
  • File size: 13880 KB
  • Release date: August 13, 2009

0 of 2 copies available
2 people waiting per copy

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The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation

Inspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naivete and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz, On the Road is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up.
"An authentic work of art . . . the most beautifully executed, the clearest and the most important utterance yet made by the generation Kerouac himself named years ago as 'beat,' and whose principal avatar he is."
—Gilbert Millstein, The New York Times

"On the Road has the kind of drive that blasts through to a large public. . . . What makes the novel really important, what gives it that drive is a genuine new, engaging and exciting prose style. . . . What keeps the book going is the power and beauty of the writing."
—Kenneth Rexroth, San Francisco Chronicle
"One of the finest novels of recent years. . . a highly euphoric and intensely readable story about a group of wandering young hedonists who cross the country in endless search of kicks."
—Leonard Feather, Downbeat
From the Trade Paperback edition.

Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Penguin Publishing Group

    Kindle Book
    Release date: August 13, 2009

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781101127575
    Release date: December 28, 1976

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781101127575
    File size: 528 KB
    Release date: December 28, 1976

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781101121733
    File size: 13880 KB
    Release date: August 13, 2009

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English