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A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

by Anthony Burgess

Publisher Heinemann

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About the book

Fifteen-year-old Alex likes lashings of ultraviolence. He and his gang of friends rob, kill and rape their way through a nightmarish future, until the State puts a stop to his riotous excesses. But what will his re-education mean?

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About the Author

Anthony Burgess

John Anthony Burgess FRSL was an English writer and composer.

Although Burgess was predominantly a comic writer, his dystopian satire, A Clockwork Orange, remains his best-known novel. In 1971, it was adapted into a controversial film, directed by Stanley Kubrick, which Burgess said was chiefly responsible for the popularity of the book.

Burgess produced numerous other novels, including the Enderby quartet, and Earthly Powers. He wrote librettos and screenplays, including the 1977 TV mini-series Jesus of Nazareth. He worked as a literary critic for several publications, including the Observer and the Guardian, and wrote studies of classic writers, notably James Joyce.

A versatile linguist, Burgess lectured in phonetics, and translated Cyrano de Bergerac, Oedipus Rex, and the opera Carmen, among others.

Burgess also composed over 250 musical works; he considered himself as much a composer as an author, although he enjoyed considerably more success in writing.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Near-fine first edition with very light wear/bruising to spine. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with some light chipping to corners and spine, with small tear to front jacket near top of spine (pictured)

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