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ISBN-10: 0140042598
ISBN-13: 9780140042597
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 12/28/1976
Dimensions: 7.75" L, 5.06" W, 0.69" H

On the Road

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Few novels have had as profound an impact as On the Road, and Kerouac’s vision continues to inspire: three generations of writers, musicians, artists, and poets cite their discovery of On the Road as the event that “set them free.” This hardcover edition commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the original publication of an American classic. On the Road chronicles Kerouac’s years traveling the North American continent, from East Coast to West Coast to Mexico, 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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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

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ISBN-10: 0140042598
ISBN-13: 9780140042597
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 12/28/1976
Dimensions: 7.75" L, 5.06" W, 0.69" H
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