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Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess


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PUBLISHED: 13th December 2003
ISBN: 9780141197531
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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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  • Paperback
    $14.39
PUBLISHED: 13th December 2003
ISBN: 9780141197531
ANNOTATION:
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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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?

Publisher Description

'What's it going to be then, eh?' This special edition of A Clockwork Orange restores the text of Anthony Burgess' novel as he originally wrote it, and includes a glossary of his teen slang 'Nadsat', pages from the original typescript, explanatory notes, interviews, articles and reviews, shedding light on the enduring fascination of the book's 'sweet and juicy criminality'. Edited by Andrew Biswell With a Foreword by Martin Amis 'Still delivers the shock of the new . . . a red streak of gleeful evil.' Martin Amis

Author Biography

Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. He served in the army from 1940 to 1954 before becoming a colonial education officer. It was while he held this post that doctors told him he would die, and he decided to try to live by writing.

He achieved a worldwide reputation as one of the leading novelists of his day, and one of the most versitile. His writings include criticism, scripts and translations, and a Broadway musical, and he composed three symphonies which have been publicly performed in the USA. His books have been published all over the world and include A Clockwork Orange, The Clockwork Testament, Inside Mr Enderby, Enderby's Dark Lady, Earthly Powers, Abba Abba and The End of the World News.

Anthony Burgess died in 1993.

Review

Still delivers the shock of the new ... a red streak of gleeful evil -- Martin Amis A terrifying and marvellous book -- Roald Dahl

Product Details

Author
Anthony Burgess
ISBN-10
0141197536
ISBN-13
9780141197531
Media
Book
Pages
352
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Series
Penguin Modern Classics
Subtitle
Restored Edition
Edited by
Andrew Biswell
Year
2003
Publication Date
2003-12-13
Format
Paperback