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Jack Kerouac

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ISBN 10: 0233966633 / ISBN 13: 9780233966632
Published by Andre Deutsch, London, 1977
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Very good in red cloth-covered boards with silver titles to spine. Very slight spine lean. Head and tail of spine very slightly bumped. No inscriptions. Spine tight. Pages clean. In a very good dustwrapper, not price-clipped, showing original publisher's price of £3.50. Dustwrapper slightly rubbed head and tail of spine; spine slightly faded; back panel slightly discoloured (being white background). Tiny holes to dustwrapper on back panel edge of rear flap near top (see scans). Cover bright. Red lettering to spine unusually bright, but the green has faded slightly.***204mm x 132 mm. 217 pages.***'The legendary Doctor Sax was of all his books the one Kerouac loved the most. It's the story of Jack Duluoz, like Kerouac himself a French-Canadian, growing up among the shadowy doorways and brown tenement buildings of Lowell, Massachusetts. Kerouac brilliantly evokes the sights, sounds and smells of his home town and memories of the world of his youth---but most striking of all is his acute perception of the mysteries and terrors of adolescence. Always lurking at the back of Kerouac's mind is the vision of Doctor Sax, among the monsters, ghosts and demons that inhabit his fantasy-ridden world---Though begun four years earlier, the greater part of the novel was written when Kerouac was living with William Burroughs in Mexico City in 1952, contemporaneously with On The Road.'(From inside front cover blurb)).***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Bookseller Inventory # 1525

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Publisher: Andre Deutsch, London

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Of all his books, Doctor Sax was the one Jack Kerouac loved the most. He began writing it in 1948, but wrote the greater part of it in 1952, when he was staying in Mexico with William Burroughs. Told through the character of Kerouac's fictional alter ego, Jack Duluoz, the novel tells the story of his extraordinary childhood in Massachusetts. A clever and rebellious boy, playing among the river weeds and railroad tracks, going to the movies, reading pulp comics and watching cartoons, Jack creates an imaginary world of strange, new possibilities. Within this world lies the weird and wonderful Doctor Sax

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Jack Kerouac was born in 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts, the youngest of three children in a French-Canadian family. Having left college, he joined the merchant marines and began the restless wanderings that were to continue for the greater part of his life. His first novel, The Town and the City, was published in 1950. On the Road, although written in 1951 (in a few hectic days on a scroll of newsprint), was not published until 1957 - it made him one of the most controversial and best-known writers of his time. Publication of his many other books, among them The Subterraneans, Doctor Sax and Desolation Angels, followed. Jack Kerouac died in St. Petersburg, Florida at the age of forty-seven.

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