Critical Studies: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

Critical Studies: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

Details

Author(s)
Ken Kesey
Format
Paperback | 688 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 33.02mm | 476.27g
Publication date
25 Jan 1996
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Publication City/Country
Hawthorn, Australia
Language
English
Edition Statement
Revised ed.
ISBN10
0140236015
ISBN13
9780140236019
Bestsellers rank
682,263

Description

In this classic novel of the 1960's, 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 Big Nurse. 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: Big Nurse, backed by the full power of authority...McMurphy, who has only his own indomitable will. What happens when Big Nurse uses her ultimate weapon against McMurphy provides the story's shocking climax.