A Clockwork Orange

By: Anthony Burgess

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ISBN
9780140274097
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
160
Dimensions
111 x 181mm

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'What we were after, was lashings of ultra-violence'
In Anthony Burgess's infamous nightmare vision of youth culture in revolt, 15-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 free will? A Clockwork Orange is all of these. It is also a dazzling experiment in language, as Burgess creates a new speech for his anti-hero: 'nadsat', the teenage slang of a not-too-distant future. Stanley Kubrick's controversial film version of the novel has sealed its reputation as one of the most dazzling works of fiction this century.

'[A Clockwork Orange is] not only...about man's violent nature and his capacity to choose between good and evil. It is about the excitements and intoxicating effects of language... a cleverly sustained solo of virtuoso phrase-making and jazzy riffs'
Daily Telegraph
ISBN:
9780140274097
Publication Date:
22 / 09 / 1998
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
111 x 181mm

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