'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.
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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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Book Description Quartet Books,UK, 1973. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. UK1ST.EDITION.1ST.PRINTING THUS-THE FIRST QUARTET SOFTWRAPS IN A DUSTWRAPPER.THIS COPY IS A GOOD TIGHT BOOK-SOME FOXING IN A VG DUSTWRAPPER. Bookseller Inventory # 44SDDEAE
Book Description Quartet Books, London, 1973. hardbound. 1st UK Edition of Kerouac's first novel, written in a more conventional style before he hit upon his 'spontaneous prose'; dustwrapper illustration by Ron Kirby; purple cloth boards with silver titling to spine; short gift-inscription to title page, minor marks to text block, o.w. Very Good throughout; dustwrapper clipped, o.w. Very Good. Dustwrapper. 499pp. 8vo. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 17768