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The tale of Kerouac's alter-ego, Vanity of Duluoz presents Jack Duluoz's high school experiences as a sporting jock in Massachusetts and his time at Columbia University on a football scholarship. Just as Jack's glamorous new adult life begins, so does World War II, and he joins the US Navy to travel the world. As Jack experiences more, he realizes the limits of his former plans and returns to New York at the start of the Beat movement, to a riot of drugs, sex and writing. Vanity of Duluoz was Kerouac's final work published before his death in 1969.

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  • Vanity Of Duluoz
    Jack Kerouac

    Paperback

    9780141198217

    April 16, 2012

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    266 pages

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  • Vanity Of Duluoz
    Jack Kerouac

    EBook

    9780141971971

    April 26, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    272 pages

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