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About the Book

A Clockwork Orange is Anthony Burgess’s most famous novel and its impact on literary, musical and visual culture has been extensive. The novel is concerned with the conflict between the individual and the state, the punishment of young criminals, and the possibility or otherwise of redemption. The linguistic originality of the book, and the moral questions it raises, are as relevant now as they ever were.

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About the Edition

A vicious fifteen-year-old "droog" is the central character of this 1963 classic, whose stark terror was captured in Stanley Kubrick's magnificent film of the same title.

In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where 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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Edition Notes

Norton Paperback Fiction

Copyright Date
1986

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6052.U638C5 1987

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24618946M
Internet Archive
clockworkorange00
ISBN 10
0393312836
ISBN 13
9780393312836
LC Control Number
89-23843
Goodreads
227463

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March 3, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
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April 5, 2014 Edited by ImportBot Added IA ID.
March 17, 2011 Created by Fiction Addiction Added new book.