The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Vintage Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

Tom Wolfe's genre-defining magical mystery tour through the 1960s published in Vintage Classics for the first time to mark its fiftieth anniversary.


In the summer of 1964, author Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters set out on an awesome social experiment like no other. Blazing across America in their day-glo schoolbus, doped up and deep 'in the pudding', the Pranksters' arrival on the scene - anarchic, exuberant and LSD-infused - would turn on an entire counter-culture, and provide Tom Wolfe with the perfect free-wheeling subject for this, his pioneering masterpiece of New Journalism.

'The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is not simply the best book on the hippies, it is the essential book...the pushing, ballooning heart of the matter' New York Times

Book information

ISBN: 9781784873707
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 305.568
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 413
Weight: 302g
Height: 197mm
Width: 124mm
Spine width: 28mm