A Clockwork Orange

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Buccaneer Books, 1962 - Fiction - 185 pages
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A brilliant reading from the novel by one of the wittiest commentators and literary figures of this century. "Antony Burgess reads chapters of his novel A Clockwork Orange" with hair-raising drive and energy. Although it is a fantasy set in an Orwellian future, this is anything but a bedtime story."-- "New York Times"

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Whether or not you consider this a nihilist novel all depends on whether you read the final (21st) chapter, which was omitted from the novel’s American edition when it was originally published. Then ... Read full review

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It is a very puzzling and interesting dystopian novel: the main character, Alex, leads a life of violence with his 'droogs' (i.e. fellow teenager friends) and is finally caught. He uses a special ... Read full review

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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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