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On the road / Jack Kerouac.

By: Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Grand Central Publishing fiction: Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2011Description: 294 p. ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143120285; 014312028X.Subject(s): Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969. On the road | Beat generation -- United States -- Fiction | Autobiographical fiction | United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction | On the road (Kerouac, Jack) | Autobiographical fiction | Beat generation | Manners and customs | United States | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: Behind us lay the whole of America and everything Dean and I had previously known about life, and life on the road. We had finally found the magic land at the end of the road and we never dreamed the extent of the magic. Sal Paradise, a young innocent, joins the slightly crazed Dean Moriarty 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 defined the new 'Beat' generation. It had tremendous impact on both sides of the Atlantic and made him famous overnight.
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"First published in the United States of America by the Viking Press Inc., 1957" --T.p. verso.

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Behind us lay the whole of America and everything Dean and I had previously known about life, and life on the road. We had finally found the magic land at the end of the road and we never dreamed the extent of the magic. Sal Paradise, a young innocent, joins the slightly crazed Dean Moriarty 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 defined the new 'Beat' generation. It had tremendous impact on both sides of the Atlantic and made him famous overnight.

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On the road by Kerouac, Jack, ©2000
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