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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Burgess, Anthony

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ISBN 10: 0749318473 / ISBN 13: 9780749318475
Published by CoMPACT, 1994
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Publisher: CoMPACT

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: NEAR

Edition: First Thus

Book Type: Book

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Alex and his gang terrorize London in the not-too-distant future. Their sole motive is gratuitous violence, their language the teenage argot "nadsat". When the powers-that-ought-to-be catch Alex, they respond with violence on another level - a frightening experiment in criminal rehabilitation.

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Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. He studied English at Manchester University and joined the army in 1940 where he spent six years in the Education Corps. After demobilization, he worked first as a college lecturer in Speech and Drama and then as a grammar-school master before becoming an education officer in the Colonial Service, stationed in Malay and Borneo. In 1959 Burgess was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and decided to become a full-time writer. Despite being given less than a year to live, Burgess went on to write at least a book a year - including A Clockwork Orange (1962), M/F (1971), Man of Nazareth (1979), Earthly Powers (1980) and The Kingdom of the Wicked (1985) - and hundreds of book reviews right up until his death. He was also a prolific composer and produced many full-scale works for orchestra and other media during his lifetime. Anthony Burgess died in 1993.

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