A Clockwork Orange

By Anthony Burgess; Anthony Burgess (Introduction by)
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393312836, 192pp.)

Publication Date: April 1995

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Description
A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. When the state undertakes to reform Alex to "redeem" him, the novel asks, "At what cost?" This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction "A Clockwork Orange Resucked.



About the Author
Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. From 1954 to 1960 he was stationed in Malaysia as an education officer and during this time he started writing "The Malayan Trilogy". He was an author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 1959, Burgess became a full-time writer and went on to write a book a year up until his death in 1993. His many works include: The Complete Enderby, "Tremor of Intent" and "The Kingdom of the Wicked", as well as works for the stage such as "Blooms of Dublin: A Musical Play Based On James Joyce's Ulysses "(1986), and an adaptation of his own novel, " A Clockwork Orange", produced in 1987.

Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. From 1954 to 1960 he was stationed in Malaysia as an education officer and during this time he started writing "The Malayan Trilogy". He was an author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 1959, Burgess became a full-time writer and went on to write a book a year up until his death in 1993. His many works include: The Complete Enderby, "Tremor of Intent" and "The Kingdom of the Wicked", as well as works for the stage such as "Blooms of Dublin: A Musical Play Based On James Joyce's Ulysses "(1986), and an adaptation of his own novel, " A Clockwork Orange", produced in 1987.
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