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One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a novel

Author: Ken Kesey
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Eng. ; New York : Penguin Books, 1976, ©1962.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Medical novels
Allegories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0140043128 9780140043129 0143105027 9780143105022 014028334X 9780140283341 0451163966 9780451163967 9780670023233 067002323X
OCLC Number: 2823713
Notes: Reprint of the 1964 ed. published by Viking Press, New York, in series: A Viking compass book.
Description: 311 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Ken Kesey.
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Presents the story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her.  Read more...

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"A glittering parable of good and evil." -The New York Times Book Review

 
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