On the Road (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Dec 28, 1976 - Fiction - 320 pages
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On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent 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.

Kerouac’s classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be “Beat” and has inspired every generation since its initial publication more than fifty years ago.
  

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Unique spontaneous style of writing. - Flipkart
The survival tips are clear and concise. - LibraryThing
The story, on the other hand, is on a faster pace. - Flipkart
When you read this book, don't look for a plot. - Flipkart

Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Collin Harris - Goodreads

The Beat Generation has always interested me, and getting to read this book only confirmed that. It's hard to rate a story when it actually happened; how do you judge someone's life experiences? The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Henry - Goodreads

This book is way overrated. My best guess is that it somehow strikes a cord in people who wish they could have lived like Sal. Which I might add isn't very hard. Just find a few suckers to fund your ... Read full review

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Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.

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