Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an ...Show synopsisBoisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned.Hide synopsis
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. A fine first...Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, signed by Kesey on the front free endpaper. Jacket and book are both first state--first state dustjacket with the Kerouac blurb and the unrevised text and in the book on page 9 the uncorrected reference to the "fool Red Cross woman". Original price of $4.95 on front flap of dust jacket. Prior owner's signature on front free endpaper. Comes in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with a leather spine decorated and lettered in gold gilt. Basis for the classic film starring Jack Nicholson. An iconic film for the 1960's.
Description:Very good in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. First Edition,...Very good in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. First Edition, first issue. Very good first edition in near fine first issue dust jacket, with one line blurb from Jack Kerouac on the front flap. Signed by Ken Kesey on a slip attached to front free endpaper. Also, First published in 1962 by Viking Press stated on copyright page and with the following points: "that fool Red Cross woman" on pp. 9, lines 12-13, and "It's the plump Red Cross woman named Gwen-doe-lin, with the blond hair the patients are always arguing about." pp. 85-86. Prior owner's stamp on page edges, top, bottom, and foreedge. Jacket has original price on it. Comes in a custom-made collector's clamshell case.
Description:First Printing, with the earliest state of the text featuring ...First Printing, with the earliest state of the text featuring "that fool Red Cross woman" on page 9. Octavo (21cm); green cloth, title stamped in yellow on the spine with an orange topstain; dustjacket; 311pp. Signed by Kesey in an early hand (in ballpoint pen) on the front endpaper. Orange topstain a bit faded, lower board edges slightly rubbed, with a faint trace of discoloration to the cloth near the upper edge of the rear panel; Near Fine. The First Issue dustjacket is unclipped, with the Kerouac quote present on the lower front flap. Spine gently sunned, though not nearly as faded as usually seen; a few creases at mid-spine, some mild wear to the extremities, with a little chipping to the cornertips; a presentable, Very Good+ copy.
Description:Good. NF-/VG. 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's first book....Good. NF-/VG. 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's first book. Basis for the 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher. INSCRIBED by author on dedication page. Ticket stub and program from a 1986 Demon Box reading laid in. Book has light stains on front board, owner name on front fep and toned and lightly soiled page edges. Jacket has chipping at spine and flap fold ends and creases along folds. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. Contact us for details.
Description:First U.K. edition. One line in copyright information blacked...First U.K. edition. One line in copyright information blacked out, spine with slight lean, faint rubbing to lower spine tip, else fine in near fine, lightly toned dust jacket with minor edgewear, a small blind impression to front panel and some loss of lamenate to rear spine fold, in mylar cover. Overall a handsome copy. Boldly inscribed "To Jeff, Ken Kesey 1993" by the author in silver ink.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Viking Press, New York 1962....Very Good in Very Good jacket. Viking Press, New York 1962. First Edition / First Printing. Stated Published in 1962 by Viking Press, no additional printings. First State book, page 9 has "that fool Red Cross woman". Green cloth boards with yellow lettering at the spine. Signed by Ken Kesey on a tipped in page after the front endpaper. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and pages, tight spine. Light spots at the front board and spine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. Jacket priced at $4.95, second state jacket Kerouac blurb not listed at the front flap. Shelf wear, surface tears at the jacket spine.
Description:Good in Good jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition,...Good in Good jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition, first state. Published in 1962 by Viking Press stated on copyright page and with the following points: "that fool Red Cross woman" on pp. 9, lines 12-13, and "It's the plump Red Cross woman named Gwen-doe-lin, with the blond hair the patients are always arguing about." pp. 85-86. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by author Kesey. This book is from the personal collection of author and prominent reviewer Michael Hargraves, to whom Kesey dedicated his inscription. Good original green cloth in a good NON-priceclipped dust jacket. Drops of stains to green cloth front cover, dampstain to title and dedication pages, previous owner's inscription to rear flyleaf. Protected dj has minor interior tape repairs, tape remnants to interior flaps, and sunned spine. A rare signed copy of the first state. Scans available.
Description:Near Fine. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition, stated third...Near Fine. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition, stated third printing. Signed and inscribed by author Kesey to Burwood Stockwhip, to whom Kesey writes: "Whatta name! " Near fine green cloth hardcover.
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.
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.
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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