Clockwork Orange (Popular Penguin)

Author(s): Anthony Burgess

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'What's it going to be then, eh?'In this nightmare vision of youth in revolt, fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency and the State tries to reform him - but at what cost?Social prophecy? Black comedy? Study of freewill? A Clockwork Orangeis all of these. It is also a dazzling experiment in language, as Burgess creates a new language - 'nadsat', the teenage slang of a not-too-distant future.'Every generation should discover this book' Time Out'A gruesomely witty cautionary tale'Time

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Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. From 1954 to 1960 he was stationed in Malaysia as an education officer - during this time he started writing The Malayan Trilogy. Diagnosed with an unoperable brain tumour in 1959, Burgess became a full-time writer and went on to write a book a year up until his death in 1993. His many works include: THE COMPLETE ENDERBY, TREMOR OF INTENT and THE KINGDOM OF THE WICKED.

General Fields

  • : 9780141037226
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : September 2008
  • : 181mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anthony Burgess
  • : Paperback
  • : export ed
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : 168
  • : Modern fiction