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    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.
    The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation

    Inspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naivete and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz, On the Road is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up.  

    "An authentic work of art . . . the most beautifully executed, the clearest and the most important utterance yet made by the generation Kerouac himself named years ago as 'beat,' and whose principal avatar he is."
    --Gilbert Millstein, The New York Times 

    "On the Road has the kind of drive that blasts through to a large public. . . . What makes the novel really important, what gives it that drive is a genuine new, engaging and exciting prose style. . . . What keeps the book going is the power and beauty of the writing."
    --Kenneth Rexroth, San Francisco Chronicle

    "One of the finest novels of recent years. . . a highly euphoric and intensely readable story about a group of wandering young hedonists who cross the country in endless search of kicks."
    --Leonard Feather, Downbeat 

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    ISBN 9780140042597
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 1991-01-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 1957
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Kerouac, Jack
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0

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