On the Road

Written byJack Kerouac

Published in

About "On the Road"

A quintessential novel of America & the Beat Generation On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the N. American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned 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.

  • Classics
  • Fiction
  • Travel
  • Literature
  • Novels
  • American
  • Adventure
  • 20th Century
  • Unfinished
  • Modern Classics
  • Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album (2001)
ISBN9780140042597pages307publisherPenguin BooksseriesDuluoz Legendsettings
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