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The Road is an autobiographical memoir by Jack London, first published in 1907.

The Road is an autobiographical memoir by Jack London, first published in 1907. He describes his experiences hopping freight trains, "holding down" a train when the crew is trying to throw him off, begging for food and money, and making up extraordinary stories to fool the police.

By Richard Edward Noble Reading the Road by Jack London I think would inspire none but the most adventuresome of spirits.

By Richard Edward Noble. At nineteen years of age, Jack London decided that he wanted to live the life of a tramp or bum. He wanted to be a bum, not a hobo. Reading the Road by Jack London I think would inspire none but the most adventuresome of spirits. Since my wife and I took off one day in our van camper to get the taste of America and then wrote a book about our adventure we labeled – Hobo-ing America, we both have been interested in the lives and experiences of other less endowed travel bugs. I enjoyed reading Jack’s book, The Road, and I have a list on my kindle of other book by Jack London I intend to read.

Speakin' in general, I 'ave tried 'em all, The 'appy roads that take you o'er the world. Speakin' in general, I 'ave found them good For such as cannot use one bed too long, But must get 'ence, the same as I 'ave done, An' go observin' matters till they di. - -Sestina of the Tramp-Royal. There is a woman in the state of Nevada to whom I once lied continuously, consistently, and shamelessly, for the matter of a couple of hours. I don't want to apologize to her.

Jack London's novels and ruggedly individual life seemed to embody American hopes, frustrations, and romantic . White Fang is a novel by American author Jack London (1876–1916) - and the name of the book's eponymous character, a wild wolfdog.

Jack London's novels and ruggedly individual life seemed to embody American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings in the turbulent first years of the twentieth century, years infused with the wonder and excitement of great technological and historic change. The author's restless spirit, taste for a life of excitement, and probing mind led him on a series of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas. First serialized in Outing magazine, it was published in 1906.

The Road, Jack London The Road is an autobiographical memoir by Jack London, first published in 1907. He describes his experiences hopping freight trains, "holding down" a train when the crew is trying to throw him off, begging for food and money, and making up extraordinary stories to fool the police

The Road Jack London THE ROAD By Jack London 1907 TO JOSIAH FLYNT The Real Thing, Blowed in the Glass Speakin' in general, I 'ave tried 'em all, The 'appy roads.

The Road Jack London THE ROAD By Jack London 1907 TO JOSIAH FLYNT The Real Thing, Blowed in the Glass Speakin' in general, I 'ave tried 'em all, The 'appy roads. The Real Thing, Blowed in the Glass. Speakin' in general, I 'ave tried 'em all, The 'appy roads that take you o'er the world.

The Real Thing, Blowed in the Glass. Speakin' in general, I 'ave found them good. For such as cannot use one bed too long

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Eigeni
"On the Road" is based on events that happened on author Jack Kerouac's journeys across America from 1947 to 1950. These stories of travel, searching, and exploration provide a window into mid-century Beat culture and have been read for decades.

Kerouac's keen travel observations provide the present-day reader with insights into what the country was like two or three generations ago and some of the ways it differs from America today. America seemed more free and wide-open in these pages, but the book is a reminder of how the encroachments of centralization and bureaucracy are on ongoing process--one of the characters in "On the Road" laments how much less free the country was at the book's mid-century vantage point than it was in the years before World War I.

Jazz was still wildly popular in America in the 1940s, and Kerouac references it constantly in these pages. Less savory aspects of the Beat culture included indiscriminate sexual activity, drug use, and alcohol abuse, and the repetitive nature of the stories describing these activities suggests that the characters were searching for something and just not finding it. Not all of the tales in the book were seedy, though, with many just plain fun travel stories.

In spots the repetitiveness did get tiresome, as did some of the eye-rolling driving techniques that suggested that the characters were just overgrown delinquents, but readers who have always been curious about the book and want to examine the Beat culture will find much of interest in "On the Road."
Dobpota
After reading the published edition years ago, I found the scroll version MUCH better and true to Kerouac's intent compared to the edited and butchered published edition which Jack disliked. With minimal punctuation and using actual names (unlike the published edition), the scroll edition is a true "diamond in the rough" and is like reading one long paragraph that takes 12 hours to read.

A MUST for any fan of Kerouac!
Iaiastta
A trip of a life with friends who appear with hope and quickly disappear in torment. The Beat Generation following the aftermath of World War Two redefined a portion of American literature and culture. This novel riffs on jazz explorations applied to life and friendships that finally devolve into madness for Dean Moriarty and wisdom for Sal Paradise. It is a wonder to behold such bantering intellect and then utterly heartbreaking to witness the drug and alcohol induced willful destruction of creative minds followed by anger knowing their self-destruction robbed my generation of further exploratory literature. Beautiful and pathetic in its poverty of spirit and absence of personal responsibility. May the real Dean (Neal Cassady) and Sal (Jack Kerouac) continue the party wherever their conversations landed them. A brilliant read to be digested slowly and thoughtfully.
Thomand
After reading Jack Kerouac's ON THE ROAD, I'm struck by two major impressions. #1- Kerouac had only two true loves in his life, those being the incredible, vast road trips he continually took, and his undying devotion to Neal Cassady (aka: Dean Moriarty) #2- Neal Cassady was an impossibly active, motorhead of a man, relentless and utterly driven. I have never known, nor even heard of anyone as electrically charged w/ unbridled energy! Many considered him "crazy". His light-speed tour of life is certainly difficult for "normal" people to fathom. A very interesting character indeed, it's hard to feel sorry for him while he zooms past in a seemingly mindless blur! Kerouac captures -intermittently- this whirling dervish as he darts in and out of his life. ON THE ROAD was written in a free-form, maniacally immediate style. It flows like a river, untamed from beginning to end, just as Kerouac intended. Now, I'm nothing like the author, or his friends (hell, I hate travelling!), but I definitely enjoyed every page of the book...
Fecage
As a lifelong nomad, I've read this novel about 5 times. As I find myself living "on the road" as we speak, it is time to revisit this timeless classic.
The road download epub
Humanities
Author: Jack London
ISBN: 1171512589
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Nabu Press (September 6, 2010)
Pages: 342 pages