A Clockwork Orange
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A Clockwork Orange

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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."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 142.24 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0393312836
  • 9780393312836
  • 95,639

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"A terrifying and marvelous book." -- Roald Dahl "I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language as Mr. Burgess has done here - the fact that this is also a very funny book may pass unnoticed." -- William S. Burroughs "Looks like a nasty little shocker, but is really that rare thing in English letters: a philosophical novel." -- Time "A brilliant novel... a savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds." -- New York Times
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About Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) is the author of many works, including A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, Honey for the Bears, The Long Day Wanes, The Doctor Is Sick, and ReJoyce.
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Rating details

471,498 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 37% (174,285)
4 36% (169,370)
3 19% (87,599)
2 5% (25,090)
1 3% (15,154)
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