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 83rd 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. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  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. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  22. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  23. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  24. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
On the Road Paperback 1325990 $18.99 $16.13 2000
Jack Kerouac: Road Novels 1957-1960: On the Road / The Dharma Bums / The Subterraneans / Tristessa / Lonesome Traveler / Journal Selections (Library of America) Hardcover 49664 $22.16 $13.71 2007
On the Road Paperback 4267 $7.00 $2.74 1999
The Mammoth Book of Tales from the Road: Tales of Life on the Move (Mammoth Books) Paperback 3433358 $12.34 $2.36 2003
On the Road Hardcover 5480886 $100.00
On the Road Paperback 686621 $7.39 2018
On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition Audible Audio Edition 1998 $15.95 2007
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: 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: The Original Scroll Hardcover 74322 $11.00 $9.94 2007
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 Hardcover 1529102 $25.77 $25.84 2010
On the Road Paperback 133570 $4.31 $0.01 1976
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 Perfect Paperback 10778668 $65.65 2012
On the Road: The Original Scroll Paperback 2401122 $14.49 $0.89
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
On the Road Hardcover 3156854 $214.14 $124.98 1957
On the Road Paperback 1429899 $6.74 1958
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: 50th Anniversary Edition Hardcover 249789 $14.06 $3.65 2007
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 (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) Hardcover 8085569 $23.52 $9.42
On the Road Paperback 2727742 $10.89 $8.85 2011
On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics) unknown Edition by Kerouac, Jack (2000) Paperback 10603613 $27.58 $24.98 2000
On the Road: The Original Scroll (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback 19882 $9.64 $4.91 2008
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 Hardcover 297300 $71.36
On the Road Paperback 1972064 $28.51 $4.99 2012
On the Road (Japanese Edition) Paperback Bunko 8669406 $13.25 $10.62 2010
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 (Chinese Edition) Paperback 1212830 $27.51 $22.51 2006
On the Road: (Penguin Orange Collection) Paperback 28242 $10.09 $7.99 2016
On the Road Paperback 26155 $6.59 $1.50 2012
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