Sal Paradise, young and innocent, joins the slightly crazed Dean Moriarty on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American Dream. A brilliant blend of fiction and autobiography, Jack Kerouac's exhilarating novel defined the new 'Beat' Generation. It had tremendous impact on both sides of the Atlantic and made him famous overnight.
'On the Road sold a trillion Levis and a million espresso machines, and also sent countless kids on the road... the alienation, the restlessness, the dissatisfaction were already there waiting when Kerouac pointed out the road'
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 10 / 1999
- 111 x 181mm