Dean Moriarty spent most of his life in jail and part in the library, a renegade, intellectual and mystic. He and Sal Paradise, a romantic and spiritual young author head off across the States against a background of jazz, sex, drugs and drink.
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On The Road, the most famous of Jack Kerouac's works, is not only the soul of the Beat movement and literature, but one of the most important novels of the century. Like nearly all of Kerouac's writing, On The Road is thinly fictionalised autobiography, filled with a cast made of Kerouac's real life friends, lovers and fellow travellers. Narrated by Sal Paradise, one of Kerouac's alter-egos, this cross-country bohemian odyssey not only influenced writing in the years since its 1957 publication but penetrated into the deepest levels of American thought and culture. -- Acton LaneReview:
"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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Book Description Penguin Audiobooks, 1999. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141801026