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A Clockwork Orange 56 editions

Cover of: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
About the Book

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?"


If you like geo-political fiction A Clockwork Orange has all the characteristics to become one of your favourite stories. The language is immediate and surprisingly effective in describing the life and thoughts of the main character, but you will soon realize that the sometime grotesque picture of the society that transpires from his vision is dangerously close to our own world. As the story evolves we begin to feel sorry and even sympathetic for our young hero because in making the world he fights in possible we have created the conditions for him grow wild and develop those defence mechanisms that will bring some much pain and grief to his victims. In the end he will prove to be the major victim of that society and to have a soul not incapable of redemption. Whatever your take away from the story will be, A Clockwork Orange is a masterful narration of our failure as a society that will remain a classic to enjoy and perhaps study for centuries to come.

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Audio CD
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20024, Thorndike Press
A clockwork orange
in English
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1962, Heinemann
A clockwork orange
in English
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1962, Buccaneer Books
A clockwork orange
in English
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1962, William Heinemann
A Clockwork Orange
Hardcover in English
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1963, W.W. Norton & Company
A clockwork orange.
in English
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1963, W. W. Norton
A clockwork orange
in English - [1st American ed.]
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1963, Norton
A clockwork orange
in English
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1965, s.n.]
A clockwork orange
in English
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1965, Ballantine Books
A clockwork orange
in English
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1968, Modern Library
A clockwork orange
in English
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1969, giulio einaudi
Arancia Meccanica
Paperback in Italian
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1972, Penguin Books
A clockwork orange
in English
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1972, Heinemann
A clockwork orange.
in English
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1972, Penguin Books
A clockwork orange
in English
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1972, Penguin
A clockwork orange
in English - Limited Sight and Sound ed
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1972, Penguin Books
A clockwork orange.
in English
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1972, Penguin books
A clockwork orange.
Paperback
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1972, Laffont
L' orange me canique
in French
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July 12, 1976, Ballantine Books
A Clockwork Orange
Mass Market Paperback in English
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September 12, 1977, Ballantine Books
A Clockwork Orange
Mass Market Paperback in English
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May 12, 1979, Ballantine Books
A Clockwork Orange
Mass Market Paperback in English
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1981, The Observer
A clockwork orange
in English
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July 12, 1983, Ballantine Books
A Clockwork Orange
Mass Market Paperback in English
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1986, W.W. Norton & Company
A clockwork orange
in English
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1986, Norton
A Clockwork Orange
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1987, Hutchinson
A clockwork orange
in English
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1987, W.W. Norton
A clockwork orange
in English - (New American ed.).
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1987, Hutchinson
A clockwork orange
in English
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1988, Ballantine Books
A clockwork orange
in English - 1st rev. ed. --
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1988, Norton
A clockwork orange
in English - [New American ed.].
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1990, Arrow
A clockwork orange
in English
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1991, "Khudozhestvennai︠a︡ lit-ra,"
Zavodnoĭ apelʹsin
in Russian
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June 1992, Caedmon Audio Cassette
A Clockwork Orange
Audio cassette in English - 40th Annv edition
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1993, Wilhelm HeyneVerlag
Uhrwerk orange
in German
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1994, Compact Books
A clockwork orange
in English
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July 1994, Penguin Books
A Clockwork Orange
Hardcover in Spanish - New Ed edition
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May 31, 1994, Mandarin
A Clockwork Orange
Paperback - New Ed edition
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July 1994, Penguin Books
A Clockwork Orange
in Spanish
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1994, Minotauro
La naranja mecánica
in Spanish - 2a ed.
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April 1995, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Clockwork Orange
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1996, Penguin
A clockwork orange
in English - [Limited ed.]
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1996, Penguin Books Canada, Limited
A Clockwork Orange
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1996, Penguin Books Canada, Limited
A Clockwork Orange
Paperback
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January 1, 1997, Heyne
A Clockwork Orange
Paperback in German
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1998, Penguin Books
A clockwork orange
Paperback in English
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October 1, 1998, Methuen Drama
A "Clockwork Orange"
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February 2, 1998, BBC Audiobooks
A Clockwork Orange (BBC Radio Collection)
Audio CD
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1999, Penguin Books
A clockwork orange
in English
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1999, Unidad
La naranja mecánica
in Spanish
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August 7, 2000, BBC Audiobooks
A Clockwork Orange (BBC Radio Collection)
Audio cassette
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February 24, 2000, Penguin Books Ltd
A Clockwork Orange (Penguin Modern Classics)
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January 29, 2005, Buccaneer Books
A Clockwork Orange
Library binding in English
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2011, W.W. Norton & Co.
A clockwork orange
in English

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September 11, 2017 Edited by roshni_92 Edited without comment.
August 7, 2017 Edited by Mek adding subjects: Open Library Staff Picks
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