One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Download or Read eBook One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest PDF written by Ken Kesey and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2007-11-27 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Book Synopsis One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by : Ken Kesey

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

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  • Publisher – Penguin
  • Total Pages – 335
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781101209042
  • ISBN-13 – 1101209046

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Download or Read eBook One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest PDF written by Ken Kesey and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-01-19 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Book Synopsis One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by : Ken Kesey

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.

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  • Total Pages – 289
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780670023233
  • ISBN-13 – 067002323X

The Desert Spear

Download or Read eBook The Desert Spear PDF written by Peter V. Brett and published by Random House Digital, Inc.. This book was released on 2010 with total page 609 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Desert Spear

Book Synopsis The Desert Spear by : Peter V. Brett

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.

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  • Publisher – Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Total Pages – 609
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780345503817
  • ISBN-13 – 0345503813

A Bright Ray of Darkness

Download or Read eBook A Bright Ray of Darkness PDF written by Ethan Hawke and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2021 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Bright Ray of Darkness

Book Synopsis A Bright Ray of Darkness by : Ethan Hawke

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

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  • Total Pages – 257
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780385352383
  • ISBN-13 – 0385352387

The Perfume Thief

Download or Read eBook The Perfume Thief PDF written by Timothy Schaffert and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2022-07-05 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Perfume Thief

Book Synopsis The Perfume Thief by : Timothy Schaffert

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.

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  • Total Pages – 369
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781984899231
  • ISBN-13 – 1984899236