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The Town and the City

Kerouac, John

£100.00

1st Edition
Hardcover

Yellow cloth boards with red lettering to spine. Slight browning and rubbing to spine. Some grey spots to head of text block. No dust jacket. *** 1st UK edition of Kerouac’s first book, published under the name John Kerouac. (Subsequent editions changed that to Jack Kerouac.) The book didn’t do much critically or commercially and Kerouac had to wait another six years and many rejections to have his next novel published: On the Road. The Town and the City is much underrated within the Kerouac canon. It starts off quite traditionally in the vein of Tom Wolfe, but Kerouac seems to be finding his own style while writing and by the end he turns from the unknown John Kerouac into the Jack Kerouac we know.

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Book Details

AuthorKerouac, John
PublisherEyre & Spottiswoode
Publisher PlaceLondon
Publisher Year1951
Book ConditionVery Good
Binding TypeHardcover
Edition1st Edition
LanguageEnglish