A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

by Anthony Burgess
A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

by Anthony Burgess


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One of Esquire's 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time
“A brilliant novel.… [A] savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds.”—New York Times

In Anthony Burgess’s influential nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, a teen who talks in a fantastically inventive slang that evocatively renders his and his friends’ intense reaction against their society. Dazzling and transgressive, A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom. This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition, and Burgess’s introduction, “A Clockwork Orange Resucked.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393341768
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 15,078
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)

About the Author

Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) is the author of many works, including The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, and Re Joyce. A Clockwork Orange is one of the "100 best novels" of both Time magazine and Modern Library and is on David Bowie's Book List.

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Roald Dahl

A terrifying and marvelous book.

Roald Dahl

A terrifying and marvelous book.
—(Roald Dahl)

William S. Burroughs

I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language as Mr. Burgess has done here—the fact that this is also a very funny book may pass unnoticed.
—(William S. Burroughs)

Irvine Welsh

One of the most groundbreaking and influential novels of all time—and one of the best.

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