On the road
With an Introduction by Ann Charters
'A paean to what Kerouac described as "the ragged and ecstatic joy of pure being"' SUNDAY TIMES
On the Road swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns and drugs, with Sal Paradise and his hero. Dean Moriarty, traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat. Now recognized as a modern classic, its American Dream is nearer that of Walt Whitman than F.Scott Fitzgerald's, and the narrative goes racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion.