On the Road: The Original Scroll: The Original Scroll

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Penguin Books Limited, Jul 21, 2011 - Fiction - 416 pages

The legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, published word for word as Kerouac originally composed it.

On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance.

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User Review  - Circlestonesbooks - LibraryThing

Read it long time ago, in the seventies, together with Jerry Rubinīs DO IT and liked both, DO IT another more ... great way of living and great time. I am really happy about the film as it brings back ... Read full review

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User Review  - marie2830 - LibraryThing

This book is as crazy as it is beautiful. The road throughout life and America is diverse, maddening, and both nice and mean, as are the books characters. It doesn't have to make sense, and it doesn't ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.

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