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The novel that inspired a generation, now in A-format.

On the Road swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns and drugs, with Sal Paradise and his hero Dean Moriarty, traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat. Now recognized as a modern classic, its American Dream is nearer that of Walt Whitman than Scott Fitzgerald, and it goes racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion.

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  • Paperback

    9780241347959

    August 15, 2018

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    288 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780143129509

    January 15, 2017

    Penguin Classics

    320 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • Paperback

    9780241951538

    May 13, 2011

    Penguin General UK

    286 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141189215

    August 5, 2008

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    416 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141182674

    June 22, 2000

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    320 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • On The Road
    Jack Kerouac

    EBook

    9780141912561

    November 28, 2011

    Penguin eBooks

    304 pages

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