On the Road (English) (Paperback): Book by Jack Kerouac

On the Road (English) (Paperback)

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ISBN: 9780141182674    Publisher: Penguin Year of publishing: 2000     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 320        Language: English
On The Road is considered to be a seminal post-war work, and its setting and theme make for an engaging read. The novel captures the author Jack Kerouac and his friends' travels across North America. The author...Read more
On The Road is considered to be a seminal post-war work, and its setting and theme make for an engaging read. The novel captures the author Jack Kerouac and his friends' travels across North America. The author is the main protagonist in the story, and it is set against the backdrop of music, poetic literature, and drug abuse. The book narrates the story of Sal Paradise who is the alter ego of Jack Kerouac. In the story, he meets a vivacious and energetic young man called Dean Moriarty. The book is divided into five parts and begins with Sal's maiden trip to San Francisco. His life changes for the better when he meets Dean, and he is struck by his zest for life. Inspired, he leaves to be on the road, with just fifty dollars in his pocket. The book covers the central plot which is the conflict raging in Sal's mind about love. The second part involves their travels and the differences with their multiple companions. It is in the third part that the differences between Sal and Dean begin to materialise, and he becomes more and more philosophical and begins to take greater happiness in the simple pleasures of life, like listening to basketball games. The book then traces their story as they go around searching for Sal's lost and homeless father. Beautifully written and different for its times, On The Road is a book for connoisseurs. The book was published by Penguin Classics in 2000 and is available in paperback. Key Features: Time magazine chose the novel as one of the 100 Best English Novels from 1923 to 2005. It stood 55th in Modern Library's list of 100 Best English Language Novels of the 20th Century.
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About the author: Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac was an American author, poet and painter. He was hugely popular for his offbeat works that studied a variety of themes like Buddhism, drug... Read more
Jack Kerouac was an American author, poet and painter. He was hugely popular for his offbeat works that studied a variety of themes like Buddhism, drug abuse, etc. He was a part of the Beats movement and was considered to be a literary iconoclast. He died in 1969 at the age of 47 after prolonged alcohol abuse. See all Product Description
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Life is great, and few can put the zest and wonder and sadness and humor of it on paper more interestingly than Kerouac. San Francisco Chronicle

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