On the Road: The Original Scroll
'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.