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The Resource On the road, Jack Kerouac

On the road, Jack Kerouac

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On the road
Title
On the road
Statement of responsibility
Jack Kerouac
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassidy, "a side burned 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. Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be "Beat" and has inspired every generation since its initial publication more than forty years ago. -- Publisher marketing
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Summary
On the Road is a thinly fictionalized autobiography, filled with a cast made of Kerouac's real life friends, lover, and fellow travelers. Narrated by Sal Paradise, one of Kerouac's alter-egos, On the Road is a cross-country bohemian odyssey that not only influenced writing in the years since its 1957 publication but penetrated into the deepest level of American thought and culture
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2009
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037930
Cataloging source
CPL
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1922-1969
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Kerouac, Jack
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3521.E735
LC item number
.O5 1999x
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930
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Penguin great books of the 20th century
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  • Beat generation
  • Beat generation
Target audience
adult
Label
On the road, Jack Kerouac
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm41721758
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9780140283297
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)41721758
Label
On the road, Jack Kerouac
Publication
Control code
ocm41721758
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9780140283297
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)41721758

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