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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

    300 pages

    RRP $12.99

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Also by Jack Kerouac

Lonesome Traveler
Piers of the Homeless Night
Maggie Cassidy
The Unknown Kerouac
Jack Kerouac: Visions of Cody, Visions of Gerard, Big Sur: (Library of America #262)
The Haunted Life
Desolation Angels
Doctor Sax
Big Sur
Vanity Of Duluoz
Visions Of Cody
Satori In Paris
The Sea Is My Brother
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

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Midnight's Children
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Voyager
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Swing Time
Tiger Men
The Bear and The Nightingale
Breath
Ready Player One
A Long Way from Home
The Light Between Oceans
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
The Trip of a Lifetime
Nineteen Eighty-Four