On the Road by Jack Kerouac

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.

The 76th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  2. - 14th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  3. - 19th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  4. - 23rd on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  5. - 31st on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  6. - 38th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  7. - 55th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  8. - 67th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  9. - 68th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  10. - 71st on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  11. - 87th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  12. - 94th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  13. - 101st on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  14. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)
  15. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  16. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  17. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  18. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  19. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  20. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  21. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  22. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  23. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  24. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  25. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
On the Road: 40th Anniversary Edition Hardcover 752886 $13.98 $0.09 1997
On the Road: The Original Scroll (Penguin Essentials) (French Edition) Paperback 2208232 $8.10 $7.02 2011
Sulla strada (Oscar classici moderni) Paperback 7484535 $36.76
On the Road (Penguin 20th Century Classics) Paperback 90226 $2.68 $0.01 1991
On the Road Kindle Edition 2639 $10.05 1976
On the Road Mass Market Paperback 320143 $12.58 $5.74 1958
On The Road CD Audio CD 879498 $15.89 $0.70 2004
On the Road Mass Market Paperback 4160275 $47.98 $23.00 1958
On the Road Paperback 133570 $4.31 $0.01 1976
On the Road Audio CD 7642161 $85.03 1999
On the Road Paperback 4310560 $8.99
On the Road Mass Market Paperback 4675532 $122.14 $26.98
On the Road Hardcover 5430777 $60.00
On the Road Audio CD 5479755 $59.99
On the Road Paperback 1973710 $27.45
On the Road: The Original Scroll Hardcover 1997752 $19.97 $10.57 2006
On the Road Paperback 1308972 $16.00
On the Road Hardcover 2950539 $152.05 $48.97 1957
On the road Perfect Paperback 10778668 $65.65 2012
On The Road Hardcover 4509001 $78.26 $62.99 2010
On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition Audible Audio Edition 1998 $15.95 2007
On the Road (Penguin Essentials) by Kerouac, Jack (2011) Paperback Paperback 5575702 $34.32 $29.36
By Jack Kerouac - On the Road: The Original Scroll (VIking) (7/16/07) Hardcover 5842143 $17.22 $14.55 2007
Study guide On the road by Jack Kerouac (in-depth literary analysis and complete summary) (Old English Edition) Paperback 694738 $9.90 $16.83 2020
On the Road Hardcover 3156854 $214.14 $124.98 1957
On the Road Paperback 1429899 $6.74 1958
(On the Road Book and MP3 Pack: Level 5 * *) By Jack Kerouac (Author) Paperback on (Dec , 2012) Paperback 9226394 $34.72 2014
On the Road (25th Anniversary Edition) Mass Market Paperback 831584 $15.84 $0.01 1958
On The Road: Jack Kerouac (English edition) Paperback 311064 $7.71 2015
On the Road: The Original Scroll: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Kindle Edition 62559 $11.16 2007
On the Road (Penguin Classics) Paperback 75090 $5.44 $0.80 2002
On the Road (Signet) Mass Market Paperback 823160 $29.99 $0.01 1958
On the Road: The Original Scroll (Penguin Classics) Audio CD 1068061 $28.05 $28.54 2008
On the Road Audio CD 1480143 $106.96 $23.92 2004
On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics) unknown Edition by Kerouac, Jack (2000) Paperback 10603613 $27.58 $24.98 2000
By Jack Kerouac - On the Road (Penguin 20th Century Classics) (12.2.1990) Paperback 426691 $23.50 $1.89 1990
On the Road (Chinese Edition) Paperback 2989390 $5.99 2011
On The Road (Classics of Modern Literature Series) Hardcover 1267324 $3.43 $0.04
On The Road Audio CD 1290186 $44.08 $5.41 2000
On the Road (Signet) Mass Market Paperback 2430609 $48.50 $0.01 1958
On the Road (Chinese Edition) Paperback 1212830 $27.51 $22.51 2006
On the Road Paperback 686621 $7.39 2018
On the Road Hardcover 5480886 $100.00
On the Road: The Original Scroll (French Edition) Paperback 3416587 $6.34 $5.39 2008
En el camino (Compactos) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2152544 $42.61 $38.54 2006
On the Road (English and Japanese Edition) Paperback Bunko 8055534 $19.88 $22.40 2010
On the Road: The Original Scroll Hardcover 1210330 $40.30 $1.95 2007
On the Road Mass Market Paperback 2439249 $120.06 $1.84 1958
by Jack Kerouac On the Road 1 edition Paperback 9457288 $24.39 $19.74 1998
On the Road (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) Hardcover 728339 $77.90 $9.49 2004
The Mammoth Book of Tales from the Road: Tales of Life on the Move (Mammoth Books) Paperback 3770271 $11.89 $3.94 2003
On the Road (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) 1st (first) Edition by Jack Kerouac (1999) Paperback 1614969 $12.94 $4.88 1998
On the road. Il «rotolo» del 1951 Paperback 7314704 $20.98 2017
Sulla Strada Paperback 10510431 $30.00
On the Road: Die Urfassung Paperback 4830915 $11.52 $11.09 2011
On the Road Paperback 26155 $6.59 $1.50 2012
On the Road Hardcover 1529102 $25.77 $25.84 2010
On the Road Paperback 1972064 $28.51 $4.99 2012
On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition Audio CD 1462136 $24.47 $3.19 2007
On the Road Paperback 7255 $12.19 $2.30 1999
Jack Kerouac: Road Novels 1957-1960: On the Road / The Dharma Bums / The Subterraneans / Tristessa / Lonesome Traveler / Journal Selections (Library of America) Hardcover 83764 $21.00 $20.79 2007
On the Road Paperback 1342012 $593.87 $21.08 2000
On the Road: (Penguin Orange Collection) Paperback 28242 $10.09 $7.99 2016
On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition Hardcover 699158 $177.08 $18.06 2007
On the Road: The Original Scroll Paperback 2401122 $14.49 $0.89
On the Road (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) Hardcover 8085569 $23.52 $9.42
On the Road: The Original Scroll (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback 19882 $9.64 $4.91 2008
On The Road (Classics on Cassette) Audio CD 3231703 $26.29 $2.85 1993
On the Road: The Original Scroll Hardcover 1325359 $14.03 $12.39 2007
On the Road Audio CD 2392941 $900.02 $500.00