On the Road: the Original Scroll (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

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

IN THREE WEEKS in April of 1951, Jack Kerouac wrote his first full draft of On the Road—typed as a single-spaced paragraph on eight long sheets of tracing paper, which he later taped together to form a 120-foot scroll. A major literary event when it was published in Viking hardcover in 2007, this is the uncut version of an American classic—rougher, wilder, and more provocative than the official work that appeared, heavily edited, in 1957. This version, capturing a moment in creative history, represents the first full expression of Kerouac’s revolutionary aesthetic.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
JV
John Ventimiglia
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
12:37
hr min
RELEASED
2007
September 5
PUBLISHER
Penguin Audio
SIZE
630.1
MB

Customer Reviews

AKBen4 ,

One of the best

One of the best readers I’ve ever heard in all of the audiobooks I’ve ever listened to. The book is so much better than the 1958 version of on the road which gives different names to Neal Cassady and other characters. I couldn’t stop listening to this over a two week period.

geeko352 ,

On The Road

I can’t imagine a better read. Brings all the characters to life. Excellent!

astoria12 ,

My favorite audiobook

Epic story, and narrated very well

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