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Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess


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Features fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends who set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency and the State tries to reform him - but at what cost?
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  • Paperback
    $17.19
ISBN: 9780241951446
ANNOTATION:
Features fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends who set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency and the State tries to reform him - but at what cost?

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Features fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends who set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency and the State tries to reform him - but at what cost?

Publisher Description

'What's it going to be then, eh?'In this nightmare vision of youth in revolt, fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency and the State tries to reform him - but at what cost?Social prophecy? Black comedy? Study of freewill? A Clockwork Orange is all of these. It is also a dazzling experiment in language, as Burgess creates a new language - 'nadsat', the teenage slang of a not-too-distant future.'Every generation should discover this book' Time Out'A gruesomely witty cautionary tale' Time

Author Biography

Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. He studied English at Manchester University and joined the army in 1940 where he spent six years in the Education Corps. After demobilization, he worked first as a college lecturer in Speech and Drama and then as a grammar-school master before becoming an education officer in the Colonial Service, stationed in Malay and Borneo. In 1959 Burgess was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and decided to become a full-time writer. Despite being given less than a year to live, Burgess went on to write at least a book a year - including A Clockwork Orange (1962), M/F (1971), Man of Nazareth (1979), Earthly Powers (1980) and The Kingdom of the Wicked (1985) - and hundreds of book reviews right up until his death. He was also a prolific composer and produced many full-scale works for orchestra and other media during his lifetime. Anthony Burgess died in 1993.

Review

One of the cleverest and most original writers of his generation The Times I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language...a very funny book -- William S. Burroughs Not only about man's violent nature and his capacity to choose between good and evil. It is about the excitements and intoxicating effects of language Daily Telegraph Every generation should discover this book Time Out A gruesomely witty cautionary tale Time

Product Details

Author
Anthony Burgess
Pages
144
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Series
Penguin Essentials
Year
2011
ISBN-10
0241951445
ISBN-13
9780241951446
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Language
English
Short Title
CLOCKWORK ORANGE
Publication Date
2011-03-31