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Hutchinson, 1978 - Fiction - 240 pages
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User Review  - Phil - Goodreads

I was given a lend of this from one of the most quirky of my college lectures. I found this to be one of the most interesting explorations of a possible future that I have ever read. I think it gave ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew Patrick - Goodreads

Burgess deconstructs and recreates dystopia in 1985. The first part, a series of essays on 1984, can be taken or left. They are both provacative and non-authoritative. Burgess' own dystopia looks ... 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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