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Jack Kerouac's On the Road rocked the establishment with its seminal, stream-of-consciousness portrayal of 1950s underground America. Amidst a whirlwind of sex, drugs and jazz, writer Sal Paradise and his hero 'the holy con-man with the shining mind', Dean Moriarty traverse the country in search of life and experience. Wild and exuberant, this life-changing novel defined the Beat generation and inspired countless others.

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  • Paperback

    9780141037486

    September 1, 2008

    Penguin Press (UK Adult)

    300 pages

    RRP $12.99

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Vanity Of Duluoz
Visions Of Cody
Satori In Paris
The Sea Is My Brother
And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
The Dharma Bums (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
The Dharma Bums
The Lonesome Traveller
The Town & The City
On The Road
The Sea Is My Brother

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Crimes of the Father
Into the Water
Best Laid Plans
Night School
The Woolgrower's Companion
The Traitorâ??s Girl
After You
Lake Hill
The Light Between Oceans
Congo Dawn
The Handmaid's Tale
Anything Is Possible
Dunstan
Outlander
Men Without Women
The Good Mother
The French Perfumer
The Mistress
The Course Of Love
Seven Types of Ambiguity