On the Road: The Original Scroll

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Penguin, 2007 - Beat generation - 408 pages
'On the Road - The Original Scroll' is the first ever publication of Kerouac's original draft for the book - transcribed from the famous 'scroll' - hundreds of typed pages which constitute the manuscript taped together by Kerouac himself. 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.

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User Review  - Circlestonesbooks - LibraryThing

Read it long time ago, in the seventies, together with Jerry Rubinīs DO IT and liked both, DO IT another more ... great way of living and great time. I am really happy about the film as it brings back ... Read full review

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User Review  - marie2830 - LibraryThing

This book is as crazy as it is beautiful. The road throughout life and America is diverse, maddening, and both nice and mean, as are the books characters. It doesn't have to make sense, and it doesn't ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. His first novel, The Town and the City, was published in 1950. He considered all of his "true story novels," including On the Road, to be chapters of "one vast book," his autobiographical Legend of Duluoz. He died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969 at the age of forty-seven.

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