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On the Road

On the Road


by Jack Kerouac

Related History & Literature on Shmoop

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Sample of Related History & Literature on Shmoop

  1. So Authorial
    Jack Kerouac was technically a professional author. Heck, he's an icon. He may not be the best role model for aspiring writers, though. Good thing Shmoop is on it! Check out our job description and advice for anyone dreaming of a Kerouac-style career.

  2. Not the Only Journey in Print
    On the Road logs a long, strange trip, but not as strange as a vacation this dude Odysseus took. Check out one of the earliest installments in our long tradition of journey literature.