On the Road by Jack Kerouac


On the Road is a 1957 novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. It is considered a defining work of the postwar Beat and Counterculture generations, with its protagonists living life against a backdrop of jazz, poetry, and drug use.A quintessential novel of America & the Beat Generation On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac’s years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, “a side burned hero of the snowy West.” As “Sal Paradise” & “Dean Moriarty,” the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge & experience. Kerouac’s love of America, compassion for humanity & sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance. This classic novel of freedom & longing defined what it meant to be “Beat” & has inspired every generation since its initial publication.

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A hardcover edition with red boards, gilt lettering and a clipped, illustrated dust cover. There is foxing and toning throughout but the text is clear and legible. There is a black ink inscription on the inside front board and the dust jacket is rubbed and has some minimal tearing to the spine and edges.

Now in a protective plastic cover to prevent further damage

Published in 1958 by Andre Deutsch Limited, London.

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Weight 0.500 kg
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