On the Road
On the Road
The Original Scroll

The legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, published as Kerouac originally composed it

IN THREE WEEKS in April of 1951, Jack Kerouac wrote his first full draft of On the Road—typed as a single-spaced paragraph on eight long sheets of tracing paper, which he later taped together to form a 120-foot scroll. A major literary event when it was published in Viking hardcover in 2007, this is the uncut version of an American classic—rougher, wilder, and more provocative than the official work that appeared, heavily edited, in 1957. This version, capturing a moment in creative history, represents the first full expression of Kerouac's revolutionary aesthetic.

Title On the Road
Subtitle The Original Scroll
Author Jack Kerouac
Publisher Penguin Classics
Title First Published 26 August 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 416 p.
ISBN-10 0143105469
ISBN-13 9780143105466
Publication Date 26 August 2008
Main content page count 416
Weight 16 oz.

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