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The Town and the City

Written by Jack Kerouac, Douglas Brinkley

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

The Town and the City Synopsis

'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. Inspired by grief over his father's death and gripped by determination to write the Great American Novel, he draws largely on his own New England childhood.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141182230
Publication date: 3rd February 2000
Author: Jack Kerouac, Douglas Brinkley
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 512 pages

About Jack Kerouac, Douglas Brinkley

The author of a number of a hugely influential and popular novels - including ON THE ROAD and DHARMA BUMS - Jack Kerouac is remembered as one of the key figures of the legendary Beat generation.

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