A Clockwork Orange (Restored Text)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 22, 2012 - Fiction - 224 pages
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A newly revised text for A Clockwork Orange’s 50th anniversary brings the work closest to its author’s intentions.

A Clockwork Orange is as brilliant, transgressive, and influential as when it was published fifty years ago. A nightmare vision of the future told in its own fantastically inventive lexicon, it has since become a classic of modern literature and the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s once-banned film, whose recent reissue has brought this revolutionary tale on modern civilization to an even wider audience. Andrew Biswell, PhD, director of the International Burgess Foundation, has taken a close look at the three varying published editions alongside the original typescript to recreate the novel as Anthony Burgess envisioned it. We publish this landmark edition with its original British cover and six of Burgess’s own illustrations.

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Burgess puts on his linguists hat for this foray into the realm of the surreal, not-so-distant future. We know he has succeeded when we find ourselves rooting for the bad guy. Also, one of Stanley Kubrick's most controversial films. Read full review

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User Review  - evilmoose - LibraryThing

Listening to the audiobook was a great choice for this. Another one where I'd seen in the movie (back in 1998? 1999?) but hadn't read the book. Tried once before but was overwhelmed by the invented ... Read full review

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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.

Andrew Biswell, PhD, is the author of The Real Life of Anthony Burgess.

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