"King of the Beats." Few writers of the twentieth century have attained the mythic status Jack Kerouac has endured. A complex man of tremendous energy, Kerouac has come to symbolise the adventurous American spirit of all those seeking to strike out against the establishment and find themselves out there, on the road, adorned by millions, reviled by critics, Kerouac's writing struck a chord in the American psyche not soon to be forgotten.
As a testament to his unceasing popularity, some fifty years after being written, Kerouac's fabled scroll of On the Road fetched a record $2.4 million at auction at Christie's Auction House in Manhattan.
Series: Great Writers S.
For Grades: 9
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 15th May 2004
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.386