Apple's tablet now 'pulsating with the rhythms of jazz, frenetic sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road'
Book publisher Penguin has launched an iPad edition of Jack Kerouac's On The Road, with a premium price point (£7.49) and a host of additional content.
The app, which is billed as an Amplified Edition, includes the complete text of the 1957 novel, which can be read alone, or side-by-side with Kerouac's original scroll draft.
There are also family photographs, audio clips of Kerouac reading the novel, documentary footage of his fellow Beat writers, and a slideshow of cover art from international editions of the book.
The app also includes reviews, editorial documents from original publisher Viking, an interactive map of the road trips covered in the novel, and biographies of Kerouac and other writers.
The release comes as Faber's iPad app for T.S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land continues to do good business on the App Store, with a similarly high price point. Penguin will be hoping Kerouac can work similar magic on iPad users.