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MaxNotes: On the Road
     

MaxNotes: On the Road

by Kevin Kelly, Kevin T. Kelly (Joint Author)
 

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REA’s MAXnotes is an insightful series of literature study guides covering over 80 of the most popular literary works.

MAXnotes study guides are student friendly and provide all the essentials needed to prepare students for homework, discussions, reports, and exams.

Our MAXnotes for Jack Kerouac’s On the Road study guide includes

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REA’s MAXnotes is an insightful series of literature study guides covering over 80 of the most popular literary works.

MAXnotes study guides are student friendly and provide all the essentials needed to prepare students for homework, discussions, reports, and exams.

Our MAXnotes for Jack Kerouac’s On the Road study guide includes an overall summary, character lists, explanation and discussion of the plot, overview of the work’s historical context, and a biography of the author. Each section of the work is individually summarized and includes study questions and answers.

Our Jack Kerouac’s On the Road MAXnotes study guide is a handy resource when preparing for exams or doing homework, and it makes a great companion to the original work.

The Jack Kerouac’s On the Road MAXnotes is also an invaluable resource for English teachers who are teaching the original work and need a refresher. Each MAXnotes includes topics for term papers with sample outlines.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Though Kerouac's masterpiece is not out of print and likely never will be (it still enjoys more than 60,000 sales annually), Viking is releasing a quality hardcover edition to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its original publication. Undoubtedly one of the most influential and important novels of the 20th century, this is the book that launched the Beat Generation and remains the bible of that literary movement. On the Road's publication in 1957 was a wake-up call to the American public that not all its youth were modeled after characters on Ozzie and Harriet: it portrayed Ivy League-educated white kids who smoked dope, hitchhiked, and frequented black jazz joints and Mexican whorehouses. It was the harbinger of the radical changes that would soon sweep society in the 1960s. In addition to the full text, this version includes the New York Times's original book review. A pillar of American literature.
Booknews
**** Cited in BCL3. A reprint of the novel first published (by Viking) in 1957. And still printed on acidic paper--it deserves better. New, long introduction by Ann Charters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
David Dempsey
The incesant and frenetic moving around is the chief dynamic of On the Road , partly because this is one of the symptoms of " beatness " but partly, too, because the hot pursuit of pleasure enables Mr. Kerouac to serve up the great, raw slices of America that give his book a descriptive excitement unmatched since the days of Thomas Wolfe. As a portrait of a disjointed segment of a society acting out of its own neurotic necessity, On the Road is a stunning achievement. But it is a road, as far as the characters are concerned, that leads nowhere - and which the novelist himself can#39;t afford to travel more than once.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878910373
Publisher:
Research & Education Association
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
MAXnotes Literature Guides
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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