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  • Published: 1 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241342367
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Maggie Cassidy



One of Kerouac's most accessible novels, Maggie Cassidy offers a remarkable evocation of the awkwardness and joy of growing up

Moodily atmospheric, full of verve and energy, Maggie Cassidy is Kerouac's poignant tale of teenage romance in New England. The story of Jack and Maggie, in love with the idea of being in love, looking ahead to marriage with hope and trepidation, is told with touching simplicity. It skillfully captures both the intensity and the ordinariness of adolescent life, with its torments and complications and is a beautiful evocation of growing up in America.

  • Published: 1 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241342367
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the author

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1922. In 1947, enthused by bebop, the rebel attitude of his friend Neal Cassidy, and the throng of hobos, drug addicts and hustlers he encountered in New York, he decided to discover America and hitchhhike across the country. His writing was openly autobiographical and he developed a style he referred to as 'spontaneous prose' which he used to record the experiences of the Beat Generation. Among his many novels are On the Road, Maggie Cassidy, The Subterraneans, The Dharma Bums and Big Sur. He died in 1969.

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