A Clockwork Orange: Restored Edition - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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A Clockwork Orange: Restored Edition - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Fully restored edition of Anthony Burgess' original text of A Clockwork Orange, with a glossary of the teen slang 'Nadsat', explanatory notes, pages from the original typescript, interviews, articles and reviews Edited by Andrew Biswell With a Foreword by Martin Amis 'It is a horrorshow story ...' Fifteen-year-old Alex likes lashings of ultraviolence. He and his gang of friends rob, kill and rape their way through a nightmarish future, until the State puts a stop to his riotous excesses. But what will his re-education mean? A dystopian horror, a black comedy, an exploration of choice, A Clockwork Orange is also a work of exuberant invention which created a new language for its characters. This critical edition restores the text of the novel as Anthony Burgess originally wrote it, and includes a glossary of the teen slang 'Nadsat', explanatory notes, pages from the original typescript, interviews, articles and reviews, shedding light on the enduring fascination of the novel's 'sweet and juicy criminality'. Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917 and educated at Xaverian College and Manchester University. He spent six years in the British Army before becoming a schoolmaster and colonial education officer in Malaya and Brunei. After the success of his Malayan Trilogy, he became a full-time writer in 1959. His books have been published all over the world, and they include The Complete Enderby, Nothing Like the Sun, Napoleon Symphony, Tremor of Intent, Earthly Powers and A Dead Man in Deptford. Anthony Burgess died in London in 1993. Andrew Biswell is the Professor of Modern Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. His publications include a biography, The Real Life of Anthony Burgess, which won the Portico Prize in 2006. He is currently editing the letters and short stories of Anthony Burgess.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141197531
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 221 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A terrifying and marvellous book -- Roald Dahl
Still delivers the shock of the new ... a red streak of gleeful evil -- Martin Amis

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“A Clockwork Orange”

I had to read this book for AS English Literature.

I must admit at first I did struggle to like this book because I didn't like the narrator's character seeing as he was incredibly violent. However, I did... More

Paperback edition
21st February 2014
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“Incredibly entertaining”

I normally steer away from books which involve alterative languages, but I found myself picking up the narrative from the start, finding it incredibly amusing and disturbing at the same time. This was an intelligent... More

Paperback edition
16th August 2010
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“A Clockwork Orange”

I have to say the novel is better than the film, I want to make that clear before the main body of this review. However both the book and film are flawed. Anthony Burgess has written a grim, nightmarish novel where... More

Paperback edition
19th August 2009
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