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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey - First edition - 1962 - from Eastburn Books and Biblio.com

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

by Ken Kesey

Condition: Good +/good


Viking Press, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Good +/good. Good+ green cloth hardcover in Good original jacket. TRUE FIRST EDITION - no additional printings or years. 1962. HAS POINTS OF ISSUES: on page 9, line 12-13 reads "that fool cross woman." AND on page 86, "Red Cross woman named Gwen-doe lin with the blond hair the patients are always arguing about." a Strip cut out of FFEP two inches down from top edge and 4.5 inches across. Pages all clean. Mild edgewear. BInding solid. Jacket with $4.95 price to flap. Red quote by Kerouac. Short tear to bottom front edge. Soil spot to front cover. Corner nicks. Moderate edgewear. Scrape to rear cover. Solid. Overall Good/Good+ condition of this scarce True First Edition. 311 pp.


  • Bookseller: Eastburn Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: A21089
  • Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Author: Ken Kesey
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good +
  • Jacket condition: good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Viking Press
  • Date published: 1962
  • Keywords: Classics, fiction


Book summary

An international bestseller and the basis for a hugely successful film, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was one of the defining works of the 1960s. This version of the novel is bound with the traditional cover.

A mordant, wickedly subversive parable set in a mental ward, the novel chronicles the head-on collision between its hell-raising, life-affirming hero Randle Patrick McMurphy and the totalitarian rule of Big Nurse. McMurphy swaggers into the mental ward like a blast of fresh air and turns the place upside down, starting a gambling operation, smuggling in wine and women, and egging on the other patients to join him in open rebellion. But McMurphy's revolution against Big Nurse and everything she stands for quickly turns from sport to a fierce power struggle with shattering results.

With One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Kesey created a work without precedent in American literature, a novel at once comic and tragic that probes the nature of madness and sanity, authority and vitality. Greeted by unanimous acclaim when it was first published, the book has become and enduring favorite of readers.

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