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A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

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A Clockwork Orange

by Anthony Burgess

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ISBN 10
0434098000
ISBN 13
9780434098002
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A fine hardcover edition in a fair dust jacket. Good straight tight bindings, pagers are clean and crisp. Dust jacket has signs of wear shown in picture. A very nice clean copy for a collector.

Synopsis

Anthony Burgess wrote more than 40 novels, but A Clockwork Orange is certainly his most famous. The novel is set in a not-too-distant future English society, namely characterized by a subculture of extreme youth violence. Alex, the unapologetic teenaged protagonist, narrates his exploits and experiences with state authorities intent on reforming him. This narration — in a fictional slang called nadsat — is an experiment in language, combining elements of Russian and Cockney English. In fact, the title of the novel itself is taken from an old Cockney expression: “As queer as a clockwork orange.” The US edition of the novel was published without the final chapter, in which Alex grows up to renounce violence. Burgess strongly disapproved of the decision, arguing that it distorted the novel into a tale of unredeemable evil — far from the author’s original intention. Ironically, the US edition of A Clockwork Orange became a cult classic and was used by Stanley Kubrick for his 1971 film adaptation. A Clockwork Orange is ranked 65th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century. It is also listed in TIME’s “100 Best Novels” (since 1923).

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On Dec 18 2015, a reader said:
One of the worst books ever! this is sick.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
A Clockwork Orange
Author
Anthony Burgess
Book Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket Condition
Fair
Quantity Available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0434098000
ISBN 13
9780434098002
Publisher
Heinemann
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1982

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