A Clockwork Orange

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1986 - Fiction - 192 pages
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Great Music, it said, and Great Poetry would like quieten Modern Youth down and make Modern Youth more Civilized. Civilized my syphilised yarbles.

A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. When the state undertakes to reform Alex to "redeem" him, the novel asks, "At what cost?" This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."
 

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User Review  - SadieBabie - LibraryThing

I found it quite annoying at first, with all the made up slang that is used. But once I broke the code I got into it. Its a tough read...but fairly rewarding overall. I found its strongest element was the fact it was written decades ago, but was still so relevant. Give it a go. Read full review

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User Review  - carmacreator - LibraryThing

If you're into being completely uncertain whether you are actually literate. Then this is the book for you! But beware, many spoilers ahead. Spoilers mainly refer to the first half of the book. What ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
16
Section 3
29
Section 4
39
Section 5
52
Section 6
62
Section 7
74
Section 8
85
Section 13
126
Section 14
136
Section 15
147
Section 16
156
Section 17
165
Section 18
170
Section 19
177
Section 20
189

Section 9
96
Section 10
104
Section 11
112
Section 12
119
Section 21
200
Section 22
213
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About the author (1986)

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.

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