Cover of: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest | Ken Kesey

About the Book

He's a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the ward of a mental hospital and takes over...

He's a lusty, profane, life-loving fighter who rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Big Nurse. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women. At every turn, he openly defies her rule.

The contest starts as a sport (with McMurphy taking bets on the outcome) but soon it develops into a grim struggle for the minds and hearts of men, into an all-out war between two relentless opponents. Big Nurse, backed by the full power of authority... McMurphy, who has only his own indomitable will.

About the Edition

In this classic of the 1960s, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women, and openly defies the rules at every turn. But this defiance, which starts as a sport, soon develops into a grim struggle, an all-out war between two relentless opponents: Nurse Ratched, back by the full power of authority, and McMurphy, who has only his own indomitable will. What happens when Nurse Ratched uses her ultimate weapon against McMurphy provides the story's shocking climax.
--back cover

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1962

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
325p. ;
Number of pages
325

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL21769732M
Internet Archive
oneflewovercucko00kese_0
ISBN 10
0451163966
ISBN 13
9780451163967
Paperback Swap
0451163966
Library Thing
2122
Goodreads
17663228
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