A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

By Anthony Burgess

A novel as outstanding, transgressive, and influential as while it used to be released fifty years ago.

A nightmare imaginative and prescient of the long run informed in its personal superbly creative lexicon, A Clockwork Orange surprised readers on its ebook in 1962. It has considering the fact that turn into a vintage of dystopian literature and the root for Stanley Kubrick’s as soon as banned movie, whose fresh Blu-Ray DVD reissue has introduced this progressive story on sleek civilization to a good wider viewers. This fiftieth anniversary variation of the unconventional is released with the unique British cover.

A vicious fifteen-year-old "droog" is the vital personality of this 1963 vintage, whose stark terror was once captured in Stanley Kubrick's impressive movie of an analogous name. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare imaginative and prescient of the destiny, the place criminals take over after darkish, the tale is advised by way of the principal personality, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology.

A Clockwork Orange is a daunting myth approximately reliable and evil, and the that means of human freedom. while the nation undertakes to reform Alex — to "redeem" him — the radical asks, "At what cost?"

This variation contains the debatable final bankruptcy now not released within the first variation and Burgess's advent "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."

First released 1962

A terrifying and superb book.
— Roald Dahl

I don't know of the other author who has performed as a lot with language as Mr. Burgess has performed here—the undeniable fact that this is often additionally a really humorous ebook might move unnoticed.
— William S. Burroughs

“A really good novel . . . a savage satire at the distortions of the one and collective minds.”
— long island Times

“Anthony Burgess has written what feels like a bad little shocker, yet is de facto that infrequent factor in English letters: a philosophical novel.”
— Time

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We should hole up somewhere. This car will attract too much attention driving around in daylight. Marlowe, ask the car if there's anywhere nearby where we could eat and sleep, a motel, or a truck stop—" "I wish to hell you'd stop giving me orders like I was the help. " "I fall into it naturally. " "There is a Holiday Court in seventeen kilometers, after the High Tension Grove exit. It is attached to the parent corporation by a partial containment franchise. " Carmila sniffed. "That's about as low as it goes, short of nothing.

They were made from parallel strips of translucent, planiformed mica that split the light into soft rainbows. Exactly in the center of the space there was a huge, round couch, like a giant ottoman, some two meters in diameter and made from soft blue leather. A bench, covered in the same material, ran around the wall. One of the spooks directed Marlowe and Carmila toward it. " They sat. " They moved apart. The tall, graying man indicated that the spooks should remove the restraints on Christine's arms.

Vampires were coming out from all over. There were a lot of them. Lit from behind by headlamps, the leaders cast long, dramatic shadows. Marlowe didn't even bother to fire. It was now just a matter of how many he got before they got him. Vampire vengeance contained a good measure of Russian roulette. Marlowe thought about shooting himself, but he just couldn't do it. Suddenly, there was a scream of tires from one of the exits. It was the Buick, running backward at high speed. It broke through the line of vampires, scattering them left and right, and screamed up beside Marlowe.

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