One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 50th Anniversary Edition: Kesey, Ken One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 50th Anniversary Edition: Kesey, Ken One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 50th Anniversary Edition: Kesey, Ken One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 50th Anniversary Edition: Kesey, Ken

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 50th Anniversary Edition

Kesey, Ken

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1st Edition/1st Printing Thus. (50th Anniversary Edition-2012). SIGNED by Ken Kesey on a bookplate decal affixed to title page: "For Dan, Ken Kesey 1993". Also SIGNED by famed director MILOS FORMAN (director of movie version of book) on a card attached to front end page. Forman won an Oscar as best director for film. Attached to front end page is a card SIGNED by MICHAEL BERRYMAN (played 'Ellis') and a card SIGNED by DANNY DeVITO (played 'Martini'). Laid-in is a photo-card SIGNED by BILL BUTLER (the film's cinematographer). Laid-in is a card SIGNED by JOSEP ELIC (played 'Bancini'). Attached to half-title page is a card SIGNED by LOUISE FLETCHER (played 'Nurse Ratched'). Also laid-in is a card SIGNEDby BRAD DOURIF (played 'Billy Babbit'). Also a card SIGNED by DELOS V. SMITH (played 'Scanlon'). Also includes laid-in from the 1963 original Broadway Cort Theatre adaptation is a photo-sheet SIGNED by ARLENE GOLONKA (played Candy Starr). Scans to left at 'bookseller images'. Also comes with a VHS of the 1975 film. Nice copy for the Kesey -- Cuckoo fan or collector. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Ken Kesey's bracing, inslightful novel about the meaning of madness and the value of self-reliance

Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads, the novel tells the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the story 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 powers that keep them all imprisoned.

Hailed upon its publication as "a glittering parable of good and evil" (The New York Times Book Review) and "a roar of protest against middlebrow society's Rules and the invisible Rulers who enforce them" (Time), Kesey's powerful book went on to sell millions of copies and remains as bracing and insightful today as when it was first released. This new deluxe hardcover edition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication of the novel on February 1, 1962, and will be a must have for any literature lover.

From the Inside Flap: An international bestseller, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest defined the 1960s era of ever-widening perspectives and ominous repressive forces. Full of mischief, insight, and pathos, Kesey's powerful story of a mental ward and its inhabitants probes the meaning of madness, often turning conventional notions of sanity and insanity on their heads.

The tale is chronicled by the seemingly mute Indian patient, Chief Bromden; its hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, the boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who encourages gambling, drinking, and sex in the ward, and rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorial rule of Big Nurse. McMurphy's defiance -- which begins as a sport -- develops into a grim struggle with the awesome power of the "Combine", concluding with shattering, tragic results. In its unforgettable portrait of a man teaching the value of self-reliance and laughter destroyed by forces of hatred and fear, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a classic parable that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time.

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