On the Road by Jack Kerouac

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On the Road is a largely autobiographical work that was based on the spontaneous road trips of Kerouac and his friends across mid-century America. It is often considered a defining work of the postwar Beat Generation that was inspired by jazz, poetry, and drug experiences.

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The 108th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  2. - 19th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  3. - 23rd on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  4. - 31st on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  5. - 38th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  6. - 55th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  7. - 67th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  8. - 68th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  9. - 71st on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  10. - 87th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  11. - 94th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  12. - 101st on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  13. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  14. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  15. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  16. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  17. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  18. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  19. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  20. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  21. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  22. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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