The Town and the City

The Town and the City

by Jack Kerouac

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Overview

“It is the sum of myself, as far as the written word can go.”??—?? Kerouac on The Town and the City. Kerouac's debut novel is a great coming of age story which can be read as the essential prelude to his later classics.
Kerouac draws on his New England mill-town boyhood to create the world of George and Marguerite Martin and their eight children, each endowed with an energy and a vision of life. The Town and the City is vividly drawn with poetic prose, lacking the stream-of-consciousness style of his later works. Fans of Kerouac as well as Steinbeck, will be enthralled by this dramatic family saga capped by a final scene that poignantly sets up On the Road.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156907903
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/21/1970
Series: Harvest Book
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 182,924
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was born in Lowell, Massachusetts to French-Canadian parents. The author of On the Road, Dharma Bums, Desolation Angels, and Big Sur, among other books, he is widely regarded as the preeminent writer of the Beat generation.

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