A Clockwork Orange (Restored Text)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 22, 2012 - Fiction - 246 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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I thought it was a difficult read but it was a very good buy and I would recommend this book to others Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

I really enjoyed the language element of it...but I am still unsure of the final 21st chapter. It seems naive and too hopeful. Rather, it also seems dismissive of evil and the power that it can hold ... 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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