In this month’s Well Read column, Robert Weibezahl sang the praises of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel about the goings on in one very unusual mental hospital.
Sold for a $1500 advance, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest went on to become a cult classic and a touchstone for a generation of readers. As we said in the column, “the story of R.P. McMurphy still resonates a half-century later, for issues of the individual vs. authority are eternal.”
If you’d like to win a copy of this 50th anniversary edition—with cover art evoking the original—leave a comment here telling us what your favorite classic book is. A winner will be chosen at random from the comments left here before 5 pm CST on February 5, 2012. Good luck!
ETA: Congratulations to our winner, Christy! She’s revisiting children’s classics such as Little Women with her grandkids.
Thank you to all who entered! Contest is now closed.