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On the road : the original scroll

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.
Print Book, English, 2011, ©1957
Penguin, London, 2011, ©1957
Autobiographical fiction
1 volume ; 19 cm
9780141198200, 9780241951538, 0141198206, 0241951534
Originally published: New York: Viking, 1957