An edition of A Clockwork Orange (1962)

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An edition of A Clockwork Orange (1962)

A clockwork orange

[1st American ed.]
  • 4.04 ·
  • 46 Ratings
  • 701 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading
  • 87 Have read

A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian satirical black comedy novel by English writer Anthony Burgess, published in 1962. It is set in a near-future society that has a youth subculture of extreme violence. The teenage protagonist, Alex, narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities intent on reforming him. The book is partially written in a Russian-influenced argot called "Nadsat", which takes its name from the Russian suffix that is equivalent to '-teen' in English. According to Burgess, it was a jeu d'esprit written in just three weeks.

In 2005, A Clockwork Orange was included on Time magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923, and it was named by Modern Library and its readers as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The original manuscript of the book has been kept at McMaster University's William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada since the institution purchased the documents in 1971. It is considered one of the most influential dystopian books.



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Language
English
Pages
184

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A Clockwork Orange
2000, Penguin Classics
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A Clockwork Orange
/1993, Paperview U.K. Ltd.
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A Clockwork Orange
1990-06, Ballantine Books
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A Clockwork Orange
1972-01, Ballantine Books
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A Clockwork Orange
1964, Pan Books
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A Clockwork Orange
1963, W.W. Norton and Co.
hardcover in English - Book Club Edition
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A clockwork orange
1963, W. W. Norton & Company
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Published in
New York
Series
Norton Library
Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1963

Classifications

Library of Congress
PZ4.B953 Cl 1963, PR6052.U638 Cl 1963

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Format
paperback
Pagination
184 p.
Number of pages
184

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5877742M
LCCN
63007983
Goodreads
44173410

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