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On the Road By Gregor Weichbrodt
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Based on the novel “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac and Google Maps Direction Service. The exact and approximate spots Kerouac traveled and described are taken from the book and parsed by... More > Google Direction Service API. The chapters match those of the original book. Gregor Weichbrodt January 2014 www.ggor.de< Less
The Road By Jack London
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John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the... More > then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.He is best remembered as the author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life".[citation needed] He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf. London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes. -wikipedia< Less
22 Britannia Road: A Novel Study Guide By BookRags.com
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The 22 Britannia Road: A Novel Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of 22 Britannia Road: A Novel by Amanda Hodgkinson. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries... More > & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on 22 Britannia Road: A Novel.< Less
Lessons Of Life ON The Road:A Novel By Schyler Potter
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It's about two teens that live with abusive fathers and they run away to Texas. When they go back to Illinois, they run into more trouble, including one of their deaths.
Margia's Road By Jaki Ffrench
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A Christian fantasy novel,
The Gentleman of the Road By Peter Rogerson
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The book introduces us to the kind of teenager we might not notice if he passed us on the street, unless, of course, we noted his presence in order to avoid him. He is Kevin Stonewell and he is... More > almost universally despised because of his ill-kempt appearance and the stench he frequently disperses as he walks along. He is bullied by those who enjoy bullying, kicked and battered and generally abused. Yet he has his dreams: the beautiful and classy Amanda Drayton is one of them. But before he can do anything about those dreams he’s got to climb above his status, and The Gentleman of the Road tells us of the start of that climb. He runs away from home to become a tramp, a hobo, because he sees that as a step up, and his mother is accused of his murder (although there is no body). The arresting officer (married, importantly, to Kerry who prefers to share her bed with other women) is slowly driven mad by a combination of circumstances. And the aforementioned Kerry takes him under her wing…< Less
The Lonely Road By Summer & Cora Westlake
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National Novel Writing Month 2012 - Student Novels - published with grant money
Straight Road By Mick Parkin
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The story is set in June 1870, on a farm outside Glasgow. A road is being built which will demolish the farm and create an estate of suburban villas. Duncan Carr, an aging widower, is the tenant... More > farmer, Agnes his housemaid and Tam the only remaining farm worker. In the last few weeks before the road reaches them the strains inherent in their isolated existence start to surface as Tam tries to gain some control over his future When this goes wrong, Agnes sees a way to save the situation, but only if she can steel herself to break the usual conventions controlling female behavior. Their story overlaps with that of the workers laying the road, where a potential relationship between Neil and Ashling – an Irish immigrant employed to break stones – comes to nothing when she chooses self-abnegation in response to the horrors of life in the slums of Glasgow. Along the way, the reader gets an insight into how life was lived at the time – the reality of which doesn’t always fit our clichéd images< Less
Straight Road By Mick Parkin
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The story is set in June 1870, on a farm outside Glasgow. A road is being built which will demolish the farm and create an estate of suburban villas. Duncan Carr, an aging widower, is the tenant... More > farmer, Agnes his housemaid and Tam the only remaining farm worker. In the last few weeks before the road reaches them the strains inherent in their isolated existence start to surface as Tam tries to gain some control over his future When this goes wrong, Agnes sees a way to save the situation, but only if she can steel herself to break the usual conventions controlling female behavior. Their story overlaps with that of the workers laying the road, where a potential relationship between Neil and Ashling – an Irish immigrant employed to break stones – comes to nothing when she chooses self-abnegation in response to the horrors of life in the slums of Glasgow. Along the way, the reader gets an insight into how life was lived at the time – the reality of which doesn’t always fit our clichéd images< Less
The Gentleman of the Road By Peter Rogerson
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The book introduces us to the kind of teenager we might not notice if he passed us on the street, unless, of course, we noted his presence in order to avoid him. He is Kevin Stonewell and he is... More > almost universally despised because of his ill-kempt appearance and the stench he frequently disperses as he walks along. He is bullied by those who enjoy bullying, kicked and battered and generally abused. Yet he has his dreams: the beautiful and classy Amanda Drayton is one of them. But before he can do anything about those dreams he’s got to climb above his status, and The Gentleman of the Road tells us of the start of that climb. He runs away from home to become a tramp, a hobo, because he sees that as a step up, and his mother is accused of his murder (although there is no body). The arresting officer (married, importantly, to Kerry who prefers to share her bed with other women) is slowly driven mad by a combination of circumstances. And the aforementioned Kerry takes him under her wing…< Less