Fifteen-year-old Alex and his three friends start an evening's mayhem by hitting an old man, tearing up his books and stripping him of money and clothes. Because of his delinquent excesses, Alex is jailed and made subject to "Ludovico's Technique", a chilling experiment in reclamation treatment.
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"A terrifying and marvellous book." (Roald Dahl)
"A brilliant novel . . . a tour-de-force in nastiness, an inventive primer in total violence, a savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds." (The New York Times)
"I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language as Mr Burgess has done here - the fact that this is also a very funny book may pass unnoticed." ( William Burroughs)
"Burgess’s dystopian fantasy still fascinates as it clocks up 50 years" ( The Times)
"The 50th anniversary of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange is celebrated this weekend with the publication of a handsome new hardback edition (the edges of its paper are orange!) by Random House (£20). It is compiled and edited by Andrew Biswell – Burgess's biographer – and has a foreword by Martin Amis, as well as unpublished material including a 1972 interview with Burgess, the prologue to his 1986 A Clockwork Orange: A Play With Music, and his annotated 1961 typescript of the novel, complete with his doodles in the margins. His picture of an orange with a spring poking out of it is particularly special" ( Independent)
A new critical edition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of A Clockwork Orange - one of the most influential books of the twentieth century
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2000. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Published In 2000 : 1st. New TV Tie-In Edition : Penguin Books : Small Amount Of Faint Face Rubbing : Otherwise, As New Throughout : Overall, A Very Nice Book : Bookseller Inventory # 21 - 19280
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140291059