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 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, ...
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 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.
Fair. 0140043128 > SIGNED by Author. > 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 |
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. London, Methuen, 1962. Hardback first edition and first impression. Inscribed by the author "For / Erik / Kese". The signature is accompanied with Kesey's Totem Stamp. A near fine book in a very good jacket. Some bumping to the spine tips. Jacket spine with some browning. Two small punctures to the rear, probably from a staple, passes through jacket, lower board and a couple of gatherings. Generally decent with a little ageing. Jacket designed by Kenneth Farnhill. A highly-challenged and regularly banned book, best known for the five-times Oscar award-winning film.
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.
excellent story about the inadequacies in mental health....too bad kesey was not adequately paid for this masterpiece!
Feb 26, 2009
Read The Book Before Seeing Movie!
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'!)
Feb 9, 2009
Review of SELLER not book
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.
Aug 10, 2007
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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