One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2007-11-27

Total Pages: 335

ISBN-13: 1101209046

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An international bestseller and the basis for the hugely successful film, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is one of the defining works of the 1960s. In this classic novel, 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, backed 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. “BRILLIANT!”—Time “A SMASHING ACHIEVEMENT...A TRULY ORIGINAL NOVEL!”—Mark Schorer “Mr. Kesey has created a world that is convincing, alive and glowing within its own boundaries...His is a large, robust talent, and he has written a large, robust book.”—Saturday Review


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2012-01-19

Total Pages: 289

ISBN-13: 067002323X

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Ken Kesey's bracing, inslightful novel about the meaning of madness and the value of self-reliance, and the inspiration for the new Netflix original series Ratched 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.


The Desert Spear

The Desert Spear

Author: Peter V. Brett

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

Published: 2010

Total Pages: 609

ISBN-13: 0345503813

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Continues the adventures of reluctant savior Arlen Bales, who wonders at the identity of a spear-wielding figure that emerges from the desert and leads a vast army intent on a holy war against the demons that have forced humankind to seek the refuge of powerful spells.


Sailor Song

Sailor Song

Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 1993-07-01

Total Pages: 545

ISBN-13: 0140139974

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This epic tale of the north is a vibrant moral fable for our time. Set in the near future in the fishing village of Kuinak, Alaska, a remnant outpost of the American frontier not yet completely overcome by environmental havoc and mad-dog development, Sailor Song is a wild, rollicking novel, a dark and cosmic romp. The town and its denizens—colorful refugees from the Lower Forty-Eight and DEAPs (Descendants of Early Aboriginal Peoples)—are seduced and besieged by a Hollywood crew, come to film the classic children's book The Sea Lion. The ensuing turf war escalates into a struggle for the soul of the town as the novel spins and swirls toward a harrowing climax. Writing with a spectacular range of language and style, Kesey has given us a unique and powerful novel about America.


A Bright Ray of Darkness

A Bright Ray of Darkness

Author: Ethan Hawke

Publisher: Knopf

Published: 2021

Total Pages: 257

ISBN-13: 0385352387

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"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Author: Dale Wasserman

Publisher: Concord Theatricals

Published: 1974

Total Pages: 94

ISBN-13: 9780573613432

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During his fraudulent stay at a mental institution, a charming rogue invokes the head nurse's antagonism by inciting revolution among the inmates


The Perfume Thief

The Perfume Thief

Author: Timothy Schaffert

Publisher: Anchor

Published: 2022-07-05

Total Pages: 369

ISBN-13: 1984899236

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A stylish, sexy page-turner set in Paris on the eve of World War II, where Clementine, a queer American ex-pat and notorious thief, is drawn out of retirement and into one last scam when the Nazis invade. "A hint of Moulin Rouge, a whiff of Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, a little spritz of Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief...The Perfume Thief is a pulse-pounding thriller and a sensuous experience you’ll want to savor."—Oprah Daily Clementine is a seventy-two-year-old reformed con artist with a penchant for impeccably tailored suits. Her life of crime has led her from the uber-wealthy perfume junkies of belle epoque Manhattan, to the scented butterflies of Costa Rica, to the spice markets of Marrakech, and finally the bordellos of Paris, where she settles down in 1930 and opens a shop bottling her favorite extracts for the ladies of the cabarets. Now it's 1941 and Clem's favorite haunt, Madame Boulette's, is crawling with Nazis, while Clem's people—the outsiders, the artists, and the hustlers who used to call it home—are disappearing. Clem's first instinct is to go to ground—it's a frigid Paris winter and she's too old to put up a fight. But when the cabaret's prize songbird, Zoe St. Angel, recruits Clem to steal the recipe book of a now-missing famous Parisian perfumer, she can't say no. Her mark is Oskar Voss, a Francophile Nazi bureaucrat, who wants the book and Clem's expertise to himself. Hoping to buy the time and trust she needs to pull off her scheme, Clem settles on a novel strategy: Telling Voss the truth about the life and loves she came to Paris to escape. Complete with romance, espionage, champagne towers, and haute couture, this full-tilt sensory experience is a dazzling portrait of the underground resistance of twentieth-century Paris and a passionate love letter to the power of beauty and community in the face of insidious hate.


Marbeck and the Double-Dealer

Marbeck and the Double-Dealer

Author: John Pilkington

Publisher: Severn House/ORIM

Published: 2013-03-01

Total Pages: 208

ISBN-13: 1780103697

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An Elizabethan spy chases a double agent across Europe in this historical mystery series debut—“Think James Bond for the 17th-century crowd” (Library Journal). At the dawn of the seventeenth century, England continues to be entangled in wars with Spain and Ireland for many years. The country crackles with unease in the waning years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, and intelligencer Martin Marbeck has just received a vital message from his spymaster, Sir Robert Cecil: the existence of a spy has been discovered, a double agent code named Morera. A master of disguise and fluent in the argot of secrets and lies, Marbeck must uncover the true identity of this traitor quickly, while evading dangerous Spanish spies, before rumors of the young King Philip III forming a new Armada prove themselves to be true. “A gripping, entertaining page-turner.” —Booklist, starred review “[Pilkington’s] Tudor-era spy novel oozes intrigue and dramatically captures the unsettled mood of the times.” —Library Journal “Pilkington introduces an intriguing new hero in the dashing Marbeck in an eventful tale packed with the usual Elizabethan minutiae.” —Kirkus Reviews


A Study Guide for Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

A Study Guide for Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

Published: 2015-03-13

Total Pages: 15

ISBN-13: 1410336379

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A Study Guide for Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2002-12-31

Total Pages: 316

ISBN-13: 9780141181226

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Ken Kesey's bracing, inslightful novel about the meaning of madness and the value of self-reliance, and the inspiration for the new Netflix original series Ratched Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable 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. We see the struggle 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 awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned.