One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey (1962) (1st ed)

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey (1962) (1st ed)

S$620.00

A scarce true first edition, first printing, of one of the most influential novels of the 20th century.

Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: The Viking Press, 1962. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Some rubbing and soiling to cover, and fading to spine. Spine slightly cocked. Inscription to endpaper. Very slight scraping to paper from beginning to page 13, most likely due to printing issues. Not affecting text. Edges tanned but not foxed. Text very clean, binding tight.

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A true first edition, first printing of the book, with printing errors on pages 9 and 85.

About the book (from Wikipedia):

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) is a novel written by Ken Kesey. Set in an Oregon psychiatric hospital, the narrative serves as a study of the institutional processes and the human mind as well as a critique of behaviorism and a celebration of humanistic principles. It was adapted into the Broadway play One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman in 1963. Bo Goldman adapted the novel into a 1975 film directed by Miloš Forman, which won five Academy Awards.

Time magazine included the novel in its “100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005” list. In 2003 the book was listed on the BBC’s The Big Read poll of the UK’s 200 “best-loved novels.”