On the Road facts for kids
|September 5, 1957|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Town and the City
|Followed by||The Subterraneans
On the Road is a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, written in April 1951, and published in 1957. Most of it is autobiographical and was written based on the road trips of Kerouac and his friends across mid-century America and is often considered a defining work of the postwar Beat Generation.
When the book was originally released, the New York Times hailed it as "the most beautifully executed, the clearest and most important utterance" of Kerouac's generation. The novel was chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.
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The scroll, exhibited at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum in 2007
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