One flew over the cuckoo's nest

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
An international bestseller and the basis for a hugely successful film, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was one of the defining works of the 1960s. Marking the fortieth anniversary of Viking's publication of this American classic, this deluxe hardcover edition includes a new introduction by Robert Faggen and drawings Kesey made when he worked at the psychiatric hospital that was the inspiration for the novel. 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. With One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Kesey created a work without precedent in American literature, a novel at once comic and tragic that probes the nature of madness and sanity, authority and vitality. Greeted by unanimous acclaim when it was first published, the book has become an enduring favorite of readers. This new edition-modeled on the popular fortieth-anniversary edition of Jack Kerouac's On the Road-will bring Kesey's genius to a new generation while delighting his loyal fans.
More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 82f07ac9-1034-b907-0a58-82a098530434
full_title one flew over the cuckoo s nest
author kesey ken
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-19 15:51:03PM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576190404291723264
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Parker, Tom., Pratt, John Clark.
author Kesey, Ken.
author-letter Kesey, Ken.
author2 Parker, Tom., Pratt, John Clark., hoopla digital.
author2-role Parker, Tom., Pratt, John Clark., hoopla digital.
author_additional Ken Kesey., by Ken Kesey.
author_display Kesey, Ken
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central, Cherrydale, Westover
callnumber_sort_arlington Online OverDrive
collection_arlington Adult Fiction
date_added 2009-04-29T04:00:00Z
days_since_added 3034
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Fiction, Cherrydale Adult Fiction, Columbia Pike Adult Fiction, Shirlington Adult Fiction, Westover Adult Fiction, hoopla
display_description A criminal feigns insanity and is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse.
econtent_device Android, BlackBerry, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kobo eReader, Literati Reader, Mac, NextBook Next2, Nook, Pandigital Novel, PocketBook Pro 602, Skytex Primer, Sony Reader, Windows, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, iRiver
econtent_protection_type_arlington Limited Access, external
econtent_source_arlington OverDrive, hoopla
edition 50th anniversary ed., Abridged., Unabridged.
format_arlington Book, eAudio, eAudiobook, eBook
format_boost 54
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
genre Fiction
genre_facet Fiction
grouping_category book
id 82f07ac9-1034-b907-0a58-82a098530434
isbn 014028334, 067002323, 0451163966599, 9780141181226, 9780451163967, 9780670023233, 9781101209042, 9781429535960, 9781481508100, 9781598875102
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b1493274x||hoopla|Online|eAudio|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||||Available Online||qafea||, external_econtent:ils:.b15097948||hoopla|Online|eAudio|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||||Available Online||qafea||, ils:.b11281418|.i11112359|Columbia Pike Adult Fiction|F KESEY|||1|false|false|||||Due Aug 27, 2017|May 01, 2016|oaf||, ils:.b11281418|.i19522149|Shirlington Adult Fiction|F KESEY|||1|false|false|||||Due Aug 28, 2017|May 14, 2017|saf||, ils:.b11281418|.i19652331|Westover Adult Fiction|F KESEY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jul 17, 2017|waf||, ils:.b13837898|.i17268333|Central Adult Fiction|F KESEY|||1|false|false|||||Due Aug 27, 2017|Jun 05, 2017|caf||, ils:.b13837898|.i17268345|Central Adult Fiction|F KESEY|||1|false|false|||||Due Sep 3, 2017|Jul 05, 2017|caf||, ils:.b13837898|.i17268357|Cherrydale Adult Fiction|F KESEY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|May 30, 2017|haf||, ils:.b13837898|.i17268369|Central Adult Fiction|F KESEY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Aug 01, 2017|caf||, ils:.b13837898|.i17268370|Central Adult Fiction|F KESEY|||1|false|false|||||Due Sep 5, 2017|Jul 20, 2017|caf||, ils:.b13837898|.i17268382|Westover Adult Fiction|F KESEY|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Feb 18, 2017|waf||, overdrive:ce6ad9b9-6435-45e8-9a0e-74dcb44e6e4f|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book,Adobe PDF eBook|Checked Out||||, overdrive:fb1c6199-c7e8-48b7-9401-88e15f9e1c0a|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||
itype_arlington , Hardback, Paperback, eCollection
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington F KESEY, Online, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_exact_arlington F KESEY, Online, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_left_arlington F KESEY, Online, Online OverDrive
local_days_since_added_arlington 14840
num_holdings 11
oclc (OCoLC)729341495, ocm27645454
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online
owning_location_arlington Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Shirlington, Westover
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 01 min.)) : digital., 1 online resource (1 audio file (180 min.)) : digital., 272 p. ; 18 cm., 277 p. ; 24 cm.
popularity 46
primary_isbn 9780141181226
publishDate 1976, 1993, 2007, 2009, 2012
publishDateSort 1976
publisher Blackstone Audio, HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books :, Penguin Publishing Group, Viking,, a Signet Book, The Penguin Group
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b1493274x|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2009|1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 01 min.)) : digital., external_econtent:ils:.b15097948|eAudio|Audio Books|Abridged.|English|HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books :|1993.|1 online resource (1 audio file (180 min.)) : digital., ils:.b11281418|Book|Books||English|a Signet Book, The Penguin Group|[1976?], c1962.|272 p. ; 18 cm., ils:.b13837898|Book|Books|50th anniversary ed.|English|Viking,|2012, c1962.|277 p. ; 24 cm., overdrive:ce6ad9b9-6435-45e8-9a0e-74dcb44e6e4f|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2007|, overdrive:fb1c6199-c7e8-48b7-9401-88e15f9e1c0a|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Audio|2009|
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b1493274x||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||, external_econtent:ils:.b15097948||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||, ils:.b11281418|.i11112359|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b11281418|.i19522149|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b11281418|.i19652331|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13837898|.i17268333|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13837898|.i17268345|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13837898|.i17268357|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13837898|.i17268369|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13837898|.i17268370|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13837898|.i17268382|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, overdrive:ce6ad9b9-6435-45e8-9a0e-74dcb44e6e4f|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:fb1c6199-c7e8-48b7-9401-88e15f9e1c0a|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Downloadable audio, Mentally ill -- Fiction, Mentally ill -- United States -- Fiction, Nurse and patient -- Fiction, Oregon -- Fiction, Psychiatric hospital patients -- Fiction, Psychiatric hospital patients -- United States -- Fiction, Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction, Psychiatric nurses -- Fiction, Psychiatric nurses -- United States -- Fiction, Streaming audio
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title One flew over the cuckoo's nest
title_display One flew over the cuckoo's nest
title_full One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, One flew over the cuckoo's nest / Ken Kesey, One flew over the cuckoo's nest / by Ken Kesey, One flew over the cuckoo's nest [electronic resource] / by Ken Kesey
title_short One flew over the cuckoo's nest
title_sort one flew over the cuckoo's nest
topic Classic Literature, Fiction, Literature
topic_facet Classic Literature, Fiction, Literature