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Hutchinson, 1978 - Fiction - 240 pages
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User Review  - Eoin Madigan - Goodreads

The first half of the book is a half-baked critique of Orwell's 1984. The second half is a novella seemingly written in response to 1984. It is quite poorly written and also half-baked. A frustratingly shallow read. Read full review

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User Review  - Ivana - Goodreads

The work of a pure genius. Read full review


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About the author (1978)

Anthony Burgess was born in 1917 in Manchester, England. He studied language at Xaverian College and Manchester University. He had originally applied for a degree in music, but was unable to pass the entrance exams. Burgess considered himself a composer first, one who later turned to literature. Burgess' first novel, A Vision of Battlements (1964), was based on his experiences serving in the British Army. He is perhaps best known for his novel A Clockwork Orange, which was later made into a movie by Stanley Kubrick. In addition to publishing several works of fiction, Burgess also published literary criticism and a linguistics primer. Some of his other titles include The Pianoplayers, This Man and Music, Enderby, The Kingdom of the Wicked, and Little Wilson and Big God. Burgess was living in Monaco when he died in 1993.

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