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On the Road Paperback – 13 May 2011

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; 1 edition (31 March 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780241951538
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241951538
  • ASIN: 0241951534
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 1.8 x 11.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. The alienation, the restlessness, the dissatisfaction were already there waiting when Kerouac pointed out the road (William Burroughs)

About the Author

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. Educated by Jesuit brothers in Lowell, he decided to become a writer at age seventeen and developed his own writing style, which he called 'spontaneous prose'. He used this technique to record the life of the American 'traveler' and the experiences of the Beat Generation, most memorably in On the Road and also in The Subterraneans and The Dharma Bums. His other works include Big Sur, Desolation Angels, Lonesome Traveler, Visions of Gerard, Tristessa, and a book of poetry called Mexico City Blues. Jack Kerouac died in 1969.

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