On the Road. Jack Kerouac.
On the Road.
On the Road.
On the Road.
(Kerouac, Jack)

On the Road.

NY: Viking, 1957. Octavo. (iv) 310pp. First edition. Author's second book, which stands quite firmly as the quintessential work of beat literature. The subject of Kerouac's rhapsodic novel is well-known, as are the stories surrounding its composition, and the mixed bag of critical response to its publication. What is less often cited is Kerouac's intended audience, which Ann Charters reveals in her bibliography: in a later interview, he admits that the book was written for his second wife "to tell her what I'd been through. It's directed toward a woman ... it's sexy because it's addressed to a woman." Fine and bright in black cloth stamped in white, and with unrestored dust wrapper which shows a few tiny nicks and a couple of small closed tears at extremities. Item #16765

(Charters A2.a).

Price: $5,500.00

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