On the Road (Paperback)

By Jack Kerouac

Penguin Books, 9780143129509, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2016

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Description

Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback

September 5th, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of On the Road

Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books - 50 Covers competition

For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin's iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library. These collectible editions are dressed in the iconic orange and white tri-band cover design, first created in 1935, while french flaps, high-quality paper, and striking cover illustrations provide the cutting-edge design treatment that is the signature of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions today.

On the Road

Jack Kerouac's masterpiece of the Beat era was first published in 1957 and continues to provide a vital portrait of a generation adrift, as well as inspiration for travelers, dreamers, and artists in every generation that has followed.


About the Author

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He published his first novel, The Town in the Country, in 1950, but success and fame came in 1957 with On the Road. Among his many novels are The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.
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