Skip to content

On the Road: Penguin UK Edition
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

On the Road: Penguin UK Edition Paperback - 2000

by Jack Kerouac


About this book

Perhaps the most famous and influential of the Beat novels, Jack Kerouac's On the Road represents much of what made the Beat and Counterculture movements so unique and important. The plot concerning the road trips and adventures experienced by Kerouac and his friends is well-known, as are the rumors and tall tales of the books' production.

Kerouac often claimed that the wrote On the Road in a mere three weeks on a single 120-foot scroll of paper. Although that scroll does indeed exist and is featured in museums, Kerouac kept detailed journals of his travels that would later become passages and chapters in the finished product. The book was first published by Viking in 1957. 


Viking Press would go on to publish an edited version of On the Road in 2007 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first printing. They substituted the fictional names for the real Beat protagonists, and they even included some of the more sexually explicit passages that were edited out of the 1957 edition.


Due to the cultural significance of the book, true first editions/first printings of On the Road are quite valuable. But be warned: it is easy to mistake reprints or book club editions for the real thing, so always check with an expert before making a significant purchase.

First line

HASH(0xf56e620)

First Edition Identification

On The Road was first published by Viking in 1957. True first printings of the book include the $3.95 pricing information on the top right hand corner of the front inside dust jacket flap. Later printings and subsequent book club editions do not feature the price in that location. Additionally, a photo of Kerouac is featured on the back inside cover flap along with a brief description of the author.

Details

  • Title On the Road: Penguin UK Edition
  • Author Jack Kerouac
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 280
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Penguin Group, London
  • Date February 24, 2000
  • ISBN 9780141182674 / 0141182679
  • Weight 0.52 lbs (0.24 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.76 x 5.08 x 0.67 in (19.71 x 12.90 x 1.70 cm)
  • Reading level 940
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

About the author

Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.
Back to Top

More Copies for Sale

On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)

On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)

by Kerouac, Jack

  • Used
  • Good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780141182674 / 0141182679
Quantity Available
14
Seller
GORING BY SEA, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
SGD 1.37
SGD 14.86 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Good.
Item Price
SGD 1.37
SGD 14.86 shipping to USA
On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)

On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)

by Kerouac, Jack

  • Used
  • Acceptable
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Acceptable
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780141182674 / 0141182679
Quantity Available
1
Seller
GORING BY SEA, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
SGD 1.42
SGD 14.86 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Acceptable.
Item Price
SGD 1.42
SGD 14.86 shipping to USA
On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)

On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)

by Kerouac, Jack

  • Used
  • Very Good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780141182674 / 0141182679
Quantity Available
85
Seller
GORING BY SEA, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
SGD 1.73
SGD 14.86 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Very Good.
Item Price
SGD 1.73
SGD 14.86 shipping to USA
On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)

by JACK KEROUAC

  • New
  • Paperback
Condition
New
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780141182674 / 0141182679
Quantity Available
4
Seller
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
SGD 3.10
SGD 17.72 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics. Softcover. Brand New. No shipping to PO BOX, APO, FPO addresses. Kindly provide day time phone number in order to ensure smooth delivery. 100% Customer satisfaction guaranteed! We use Fast Shipping via DHL/FEDEX/UPS
Item Price
SGD 3.10
SGD 17.72 shipping to USA
On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics) (MC FICTION ENG)

On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics) (MC FICTION ENG)

by Kerouac, Jack

  • Used
  • Acceptable
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Acceptable
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780141182674 / 0141182679
Quantity Available
17
Seller
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
SGD 8.56
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, 2011. Paperback. Acceptable. Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Item Price
SGD 8.56
FREE shipping to USA
On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)

On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)

by Kerouac, Jack

  • Used
  • Good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780141182674 / 0141182679
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
SGD 8.56
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, 2011. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Item Price
SGD 8.56
FREE shipping to USA
On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)

On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)

by Kerouac, Jack

  • Used
  • Very Good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780141182674 / 0141182679
Quantity Available
2
Seller
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
SGD 8.56
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, 2011. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Item Price
SGD 8.56
FREE shipping to USA
On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics)

by Kerouac, Jack

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780141182674 / 0141182679
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Redondo Beach, California, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
SGD 13.64
SGD 6.75 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
New York: Penguin Classics, 2011. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Softcover 2011, edition. Text and covers in near fine condition. Binding firm. Pages unmarked and clean. (281 pages).
Item Price
SGD 13.64
SGD 6.75 shipping to USA
On the Road
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

On the Road

by Kerouac, Jack

  • Used
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780141182674 / 0141182679
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
SGD 17.54
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Books, Limited. Used - Good. Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
Item Price
SGD 17.54
FREE shipping to USA
On the Road

On the Road

by Jack Kerouac

  • New
  • Paperback
Condition
New
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780141182674 / 0141182679
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
SGD 20.53
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin UK. Paperback. NEW. he Road is considered to be a seminal post-war work, and its setting and theme make for an engaging read. The novel captures the author Jack Kerouac and his friends? travels across North America. The author is the main protagonist in the story, and it is set against the backdrop of music, poetic literature, and drug abuse.The book narrates the story of Sal Paradise who is the alter ego of Jack Kerouac. In the story, he meets a vivac
Item Price
SGD 20.53
FREE shipping to USA