On the Road On the Road

On the Road

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    • 4.0 • 559 Ratings
    • $4.99
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Publisher Description

Jack Kerouac’s classic American novel of freedom and the search for originality that defined a generation

“An authentic work of art.”—The New York Times
 
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 naïveté and wild abandon 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1976
December 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Starkos8 ,

Great book, lousy editing

The story, as ever, is great. But the editing in this version is just lousy. Misspellings, missing letters and punctuation, phrases only half italicized. No good excuse when this book has been around so long and gone through so many editions.

Msbttrswrth ,

One of the greatest books ever

Kerouac's mastery of the written language is unbeatable. Reading this book, I felt as though I was actually traveling along with Jack on his travels through the country not just reading about them after the fact. On the Road taught me a lot; about myself, about the world, about humanity. After you read this version be sure to check out the original scroll version, it's much better in my opinion as it was unedited and as Kerouac meant it to be.

dylan_hurricane ,

Why?

Great novel. How can this electronic version cost more than the real book?

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