New York. 1990. Penguin Books. 1st Edition. Very Good In Wrappers. 45. 325 pages. paperback. Signed by Kesey. 0140122087. keywords:. inventory # 13296. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This novel is a collaborative effort on the part of Ken Kesey's University of Oregon writing class. The story, set in the 1930s, relates the adventures of a group of explorers in search of a major archaeological find and cosmic truth. The pilgrims include Charles Loach, an ex-con spiritualist; Dogeye, his recluse brother; a Mormon terrorist; a renegade priest; two clairvoyant sisters; a has-been reporter; a movie producer; an anthropophobic archaeologist; a pregnant woman; a veteran suffering the effects of mustard gas; and an armadillo. Bookseller Inventory # 13296
From Publishers Weekly:
Eccentric characters and entertaining incidents boost the pace of this novel but cannot camouflage the strain imposed by its author's "split personality." Levon ("novel" spelled backwards) is the collective voice of 13 writing students and their instructor, Ken Kesey ( One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest ). The hero, Charles Oswald Loach, doctor of theosophy and ex-carny, has killed a photographer who, Loach claims, threatened to publicize a hidden cave with possibly ancient wall paintings that Loach had found. In 1934, six years after the slaying, Loach is conditionally released from prison to relocate the cave and thus substantiate his story. His entourage includes two psychic sisters, a priest, journalists, an anthropologist and a fanatical Mormon. They weather a human stampede, visit the Moab Museum of Natural Curiosities and experience a seance, and breeze through a chase scene. Occasionally, episodes remain awkwardly disparate and the humor is dissipated. The cave paintings, finally seen, provide little more than a limp punch line--considerably less than the reader expects after this fractious quest. 30,000 first printing.
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Title: Caverns (Introduction by Ken Kesey)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Very Good In Wrappers
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP7555969
Book Description Penguin Books, New York, New York, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good+. No Jacket. First Thus. Standard used condition. Reading copy or better. Used Book. Bookseller Inventory # 304939
Book Description Penguin Books 1990-01-01, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. 0140122087 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-0140122087
Book Description Penguin, New York, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fine (rm). First Edition. Remainder mark else fine -- illus. wraps. A collaborative novel produced by Ken Kesey & 13 of his writing students; intro. by Kesey. Bookseller Inventory # 002767
Book Description Penguin Books 1990-01-01, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. 0140122087 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0140122087
Book Description Penguin, New York, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Fine - illus. wraps. A collaborative novel produced by Ken Kesey & 13 of his writing students; intro. by Kesey. Bookseller Inventory # 003381
Book Description Penguin Books: New York, New York. First printing with number line., 1990. Book Condition: G. ISBN: 0140122087 Good Paperback, 325 pages. Signed by Ken Kesey, Ben Bochner, James Finley, Jeff Forester, Lynn Jeffress, H. Highwater Powers, Jane Sather, Charles Varani, Lidia Yukman, and Ken Zimmerman beside each author's photo in the "About the Authors" section at the back of the book. Clean, square copy; text unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # meli1990
Book Description Penguin, New York, 1990. Softcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 325 pp. Binding is tight, spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Penguin Classics::Fiction; #49958; ISBN: 0140122087. ISBN/EAN: 9780140122084. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 34795. Bookseller Inventory # 34795
Book Description Penguin Books, New York, 1990. Card Covers. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. No Jacket. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Advanced Reading Copy. Very gently read. Cardboard covers (soft cover) are lightly soiled. Light crease to top corner of front wrap, lightly bumped to extremities, bit of "corner curl". Interior is clean and solid. Bookseller Inventory # 003316
Book Description Penguin Books, New York, 1990. Softcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. A Fine first printing of the first edition, signed and inscribed by author Ken Kesey; ; [i-ix], x-xix, 325,  pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 23672