A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. First UK edition. First impression from 1962 in near fine condition. No markings, pages clean, binding firm. The jacket is good only with some chipping to extremities a crease along the spine and tape marks to front and rear flaps. Some of the text on the front flap is missing as the flap was trimmed.
About A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange is Anthony Burgess’s most famous novel and its impact on literary, musical and visual culture has been extensive. The novel is concerned with the conflict between the individual and the state, the punishment of young criminals, and the possibility or otherwise of redemption. The linguistic originality of the book, and the moral questions it raises, are as relevant now as they ever were. 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.