Books written by Jack Kerouac

The Sea Is My Brother

Soft Skull Press | March 20, 2012 | 240 pages
The long-awaited release of On the Road author Jack Kerouac's lost first novel, now published in North America for the first time  More Info

The Dharma Bums

Penguin Group USA | December 16, 1976 | 244 pages
During the 1950s the search for Buddhist truths takes two young Bohemians through a series of bizarre experiences in California  More Info


Penguin (Non-Classics) | December 16, 1960 | 96 pages
Presents the story of the self-destruction of a beautiful Aztec prostitute enmeshed in the drug underworld of Mexico City  More Info

Maggie Cassidy

Penguin (Non-Classics) | December 16, 2018 | 194 pages
One of the dozen books written by Jack Kerouac in the early and mid-1950s, 'Maggie Cassidy' was not published until 1959, after the appearance of 'On the Road' had made its author famous overnight. Long out of print, this touching novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town, with its... More Info

Big Sur

Penguin Group USA | December 16, 1992 | 241 pages
Retiring to a seaside cabin near San Francisco, Jack Duluoz looks for tranquility, but finds only horror and despair  More Info

On the Road

Penguin Classics | January 1, 2003 | 307 pages
Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast. As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for... More Info

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

Grove Press | November 10, 2009 | 224 pages
More than sixty years ago, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac sat down in New York City to write a novel about the summer of 1944, when one of their friends killed another in a moment of brutal and tragic bloodshed. The two authors were then at the dawn of their careers, having yet to write... More Info