Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest captured the radical anti-establishment mood of 1960s America. Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ...Show synopsisKen Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest captured the radical anti-establishment mood of 1960s America. Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her psychiatric ward with an iron fist and a penchant for electric shock therapy, so when the boisterous McMurphy arrives - intent on disruption and showing the other patients a good time - a titanic battle of wills emerges. Kesey explores the shadowy boundaries between conformity and individuality, sanity and madness, with devastating effect.Hide synopsis
Description:Good. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) Movie tie-in. Inscribed "For...Good. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) Movie tie-in. Inscribed "For John, Ken Kesey." Creasing to spine and lower edge of covers. Small chip missing from top edge.
Description:Good. 0140043128 > INSCRIBED by Author(s) | > Edition/Printing:...Good. 0140043128 > INSCRIBED by Author(s) | > Edition/Printing: 13th Printing | Cover light edgewear, soil, name inked to FEP. Kesey inscription to FFEP with a reference to pp. 55. A few words underlined in ink on pp. 55. Inked notes regarding some other books at rear endpaper. 309 pp. / / > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: paperback |
Description:Near Fine Condition. Signed by Author. Size: Octavo (standard...Near Fine Condition. Signed by Author. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Signed by the author in green ink on the title page, illustrated wraps, 277 pages, includes a flyer from the New York State Writers Institute State University Of New York advertising an appearance by Kesey in 2001 when he presumably signed this book. BW's book Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Literature & Literary. Signed by Author. ISBN: 014028334X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140283341. Inventory No: 010465.
Description:Fine. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author 311pp....Fine. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author 311pp. SC green&blk. w/white (orange, white, & blk. on spine); clean, tight pgs. Ken Kesey signature on cover. Classic Kesey tale. Certificate of Authenticity included: "We at Key-Z Productions hereby certify that this item contains original Ken Kesey signature/artwork"
Description:Fine. Signed by Author SIGNED EDITION. Signed by author on...Fine. Signed by Author SIGNED EDITION. Signed by author on special signature page. Book features full-leather binding, silk ribbon page marker, silk endpapers, and all edges gilt. Book is in near fine condition (a couple of scratches to gilt edges on foredege). There is no attached bookplate and no embossed seal. Includes certificate of authenticity and note card about the book laid in.
Description:As New in As New jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) 1990 First...As New in As New jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) 1990 First Edition Library FIRST THUS FACSIMILE copy in NEW condition with a New DJ and pristine slipcase. It is Boldly **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** and RARE as such.
Description:First edition of the Easton Press edition. Octavo, black leather...First edition of the Easton Press edition. Octavo, black leather with gilt titles and tooling to the front and rear panels. All edges gilt, silk ribbon bound in. In fine condition. Although not called for, this copy is signed by Kesey in three different shades. In fine condition. Illustrated by Kent Bash. Includes the publisher's note about the book and its author. Published in February 1962, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was a great critical and commercial success. Over the subsequent decades the book's reputation and readership swelled as millions recognized Kesey's psychiatric ward as a not-so-fantastic metaphor for a modern world in which bureaucracy and technology combine to diminish humanity, individuality and diversity.
Description:Fine. Literature. Signed by Author Black/gilt embossed boards....Fine. Literature. Signed by Author Black/gilt embossed boards. Silk moire endpages. Certificate of Authenticy signed by Kesey on April 22, 1999. Gilt edges, Signed by Kesey in black ink on colophone page. Excellent copy of scarce edition.
Description:SIGNED. 311pp. Octavo [22 cm] Black leather with raised bands, a...SIGNED. 311pp. Octavo [22 cm] Black leather with raised bands, a gilt stamped title on the spine, and gilt stamped decorative patterns on the spine and covers. All edges gilt. Moire endsheets. Fine condition. Signed in bright colors by Ken Kesey on the page before the half title page. With Certificate of Authenticity. Kesey attended the University of Oregon and received a degree in Speech and Communications. He was also awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to enroll in the Creative Writing program at Stanford. His classmates in the program included Robert Stone, Larry McMurty, Ken Babbs, and Wendell Berry, all of whom would become noted writers and lifelong friends of Kesey. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was his writing project at Stanford. Kesey published this work in 1962. The novel was an immediate success. Dale Wasserman adapted it into a stage play, and Milos Forman directed a screen adaptation in 1975.
The movie was great, but not nearly what Ken Keasy intended when he wrote the book. There is such depth in his characters!
Alibris was very quick about getting the book out to me and it's a great quality issue, since my son loves older copies. (I'm stocking him up on the 'classics'!)
I ordered this book from Books To Treasure. It is in really good condition. I am satisfied. The cover isn't what is depicted above, but to me, it doesn't matter. The only wear and tear of the book is common (bent pages) probably from it being read. It was worth my money and I would buy from this seller again.
A heartbreaking story. Every character in the story incites different emotions; Nurse Ratched, despair; McMurphy, hope; and Chief, sorrow. The story has a wrenching reality quality. I couldn't help crying over the injustices that occured.
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