Viking Books, December 2005. Hardcover. Used - Good / Good. Item #223085
Few novels have had as profound an impact as On the Road, and Kerouac's vision continues to inspire: three generations of writers, musicians, artists, and poets cite their discovery of On the Road as the event that "set them free." This hardcover edition commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the original publication of an American classic. On the Road chronicles Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent, from East Coast to West Coast to Mexico, with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty, " the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance.
Here is a 40th-anniversary edition of one of the most influential books to come out of the Beat movement. 'On the Road' is the kind of book people will read and re-read, and this beautiful edition will replace whatever battered paperback edition fans now have on the shelf. Light shelf wear on the jacket. Mylar wrapped. Several small stains on the front board.