Pitching an extraordinary battle between cruel authority and a rebellious free spirit, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a novel that epitomises the spirit of the sixties. This Penguin Classics edition includes a preface, never-before published illustrations by the author, and an introduction by Robert Faggen.Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict and unbending routine, unopposed by her patients, who remain cowed by mind-numbing medication and the threat of ...
Pitching an extraordinary battle between cruel authority and a rebellious free spirit, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a novel that epitomises the spirit of the sixties. This Penguin Classics edition includes a preface, never-before published illustrations by the author, and an introduction by Robert Faggen.Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict and unbending routine, unopposed by her patients, who remain cowed by mind-numbing medication and the threat of electroshock therapy. But her regime is disrupted by the arrival of McMurphy - the swaggering, fun-loving trickster with a devilish grin who resolves to oppose her rules on behalf of his fellow inmates. His struggle is seen through the eyes of Chief Bromden, a seemingly mute half-Indian patient who understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them imprisoned. The subject of an Oscar-winning film starring Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest an exuberant, ribald and devastatingly honest portrayal of the boundaries between sanity and madness.If you enjoyed One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, you might like Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.'A glittering parable of good and evil'The New York Times Book Review'A roar of protest against middlebrow society's Rules and the Rulers who enforce them'Time'If you haven't already read this book, do so. If you have, read it again'Scotsman
Kent Bash. 311 pp. Octavo [22 cm]; full black leather with decorative gilt stamping to boards and backstrip. Title gilt stamped on backstrip. Raised bands. Satin moire endsheets. All edges gilt. Fine. Signed by the author in red ink on the front free endsheet. A note about One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and the author Ken Kesey laid in. Publisher's certificate of authenticity laid in.
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.
Near Fine. No Jacket as Issued. A beautiful full black leather Collector's Edition of the late Ken Kesey's best known work and his first book, signed by the author on the signature page in bright purple, gold and green metallic paint--one of the most elaborate signatures we have seen in the Easton Press edition [and the camera does not do it justice]. Very scarce in the signed Easton edition, the book has gold gilt cover designs and page edges, moire silk endpapers and bound-in silk bookmark. The book, including the gold gilt, is in fine condition but for what appears to be a minor repair, the reattachment of the glassine sheet that protects the metallic signature. Includes the Publisher's Note and Certificate of Authenticity from Easton Press. A wonderful copy. In 1975, the book was made into a very successful major motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, considered by many to be one of the best films in motion picture history.
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 sunned good NON-priceclipped dust jacket. Significant 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.
New. No Jacket as Issued. Scarce in the original shrinkwrap, this is a beautiful full black leather Collector's Edition of the late Ken Kesey's best known work and his first book, signed by the author on the signature page. The book has gold gilt cover designs and page edges, moire silk endpapers and bound-in silk bookmark. The book, including the gold gilt, is in beautiful condition because it is still in the original shrinkwrap. Includes the Publisher's Note and Certificate of Authenticity from Easton Press. A wonderful copy. In 1975, the book was made into a very successful major motion picture starring Jack Nicholson, considered by many to be one of the best films in motion picture history.
Very Good. Autograph cut tipped in signature of author on ffep. First Edition, First Printing. Pages are clean with no markings from previous owners. Light wear to green cloth boards at spine ends and corners, scattered fading to boards. Text block and front endpage have mild soiling. Binding is square and tight. Fine Facsimile dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. Pictures available upon request.
Signed by Author First British edition of Kesey's magnum opus. A fine copy--bright and clean inside and out--with Kesey's name lined out with black marker on the copyright page (common with this edition). In a near-fine dust jacket (price intact) with a trace of sunning to the spine. INSCRIBED BY KESEY in silver and magenta on the flyleaf: "To Kim, Ken Kesey, 1994." He has also created a green background covering most of the page. A beautiful signed copy of this 20th century high spot.
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.
Very Good in Good jacket. Boldly signed by the author in black pen and pink highlighter on the half-title. 1962, First Edition, first issue with all points present, although the topstain has faded. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Light evidence of dampstaining along the edges of the cloth; spotting to endpapers; corners bumped; a few small spots to the boards. Unmarked, clean text, although there is a hint of waving throughout. Slim areas along the top and bottom edge of the jacket have been filled-in with green marker to match the original hue; spine lightly sunned; minor edgewear. The blank side of the jacket is abraded at the inner flaps where it appears that they were once glued to the pastedowns; the pastedowns with matching vertical abrasions. C classic of '60s literature, published years before Flower Power and the Hippies took over. Signed by Kesey. Comes with a Fine, slipcased copy from the First Edition Library facsimile series as well. Digital images available upon request.
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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