On the Road
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- Sales Rank:1,994,535
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
- Dimensions (in):7.6 x 5.1 x 0.6
- Publication Date:1991
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On the Road is a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, written in April 1951, and published by Viking Press in 1957. It is a largely autobiographical work based on the spontaneous cross-country adventures of Kerouac and his friends during the middle of the 20th century. It is often considered a defining work of the postwar Beat Generation that was inspired by jazz, poetry, and drug experiences. While many of the names and details of Kerouac's experiences are changed for the novel, hundreds of references in On the Road have real-world counterparts.
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