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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
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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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. -- Provided by publisher.

An inmate of a mental institution tries to find the freedom and independence denied him in the outside world.

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