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First Edition; One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

First Edition; One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

By Ken Kesey

No introduction needed for the inspiration behind one of the greatest films ever made! This is a first edition One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. What makes this particular edition highly coveted amongst bibliophiles is that it is a pre-revision edition. Essentially the author, Kesey, based the novel and many of the characters on his experience working as a nurse’s aide in a psychiatric ward in 1960.  After the book was published in 1962, Kesey and his publisher, Viking Press, were sued by an employee at the hospital Kesey drew his inspiration from. The employee claimed that the Red Cross nurses who appear in two scenes were based on her and the characterization was defamatory. Instead of arguing the case, Kesey and Viking Press agreed to change the passages, only leaving a few first editions, such as this copy with the text Kesey had originally intended to publish.

Both the book jacket and the book are first state. The jacket features a blurb from Jack Kerouac, and the book overall is in good condition. Any fan of books or cinema is going to love this piece, a true piece of literary history!

First Edition Novel

Copyright 1962 by Ken Kesey

Published in 1962 by The Viking Press, Inc.

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