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.
About The Author
Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1922. In 1947, enthused by bebop, the rebel attitude of his friend Neal Cassidy, and the throng of hobos, drug addicts and hustlers he encountered in New York, he decided to discover America and hitchhhike across the country. His writing was openly autobiographical and he developed a style he referred to as 'spontaneous prose' which he used to record the experiences of the Beat Generation. Among his many novels are On the Road, Maggie Cassidy, The Subterraneans, The Dharma Bums and Big Sur. He died in 1969.
Series: Popular Penguins
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st September 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1
Weight (kg): 18.1
Edition Number: 1