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A Clockwork Orange has never been published entire in America. The book I wrote is divided into three sections of seven chapters each.

A Clockwork Orange has never been published entire in America. 21 is the symbol of human maturity, or used to be, since at 21 you got the vote and assumed adult responsibility. Whatever its symbology, the number 21 was the number I started out with

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Great Music, it said, and Great Poetry would like quieten Modern Youth down and make Modern Youth more Civilized.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Civilized my syphilised yarbles. A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future.

A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian satirical black comedy novel by English writer Anthony Burgess, published in 1962. It is set in a near-future society that has a youth subculture of extreme violence. The teenage protagonist, Alex, narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities intent on reforming him. The book is partially written in a Russian-influenced argot called "Nadsat", which takes its name from the Russian suffix that is equivalent to '-teen' in English

by Anthony Burgess First published 1962. Showing 121-150 of 340. Mechaniczna pomarańcza (wersja R).

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess - 1st modern library printing stated 1968.

Anthony Burgess’s dystopian classic still continues to startle and provoke .

Anthony Burgess’s dystopian classic still continues to startle and provoke, refusing to be outshone by Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant film adaptation. The second, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, is the brilliant cinematic adaptation; a controversial masterpiece, released in 1971, that everyone remembers.

Publisher Turtleback Books. Publication City/Country New York, NY, United States. ISBN13 9780808581949.

A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novella by Anthony Burgess, first published in 1962. Set in a near future where youth violence thrives and punishment is meted out by a totalitarian state, the novel addresses human nature, morality, politics, and authority. It is narrated by Alex, the 15-year-old leader among a gang of ‘droogs’ – adolescent criminals who terrorise citizens with rape, hard drugs and ‘ultra-violence’.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. Anthony Burgess has a Legacy Library. Legacy libraries are the personal libraries of famous readers, entered by LibraryThing members from the Legacy Libraries group. A Clockwork Orange/Honey for the Bears by Anthony Burgess. See Anthony Burgess's legacy profile.

Think Anthony Burgess and most people think A Clockwork Orange, about which they will have strong views, usually .

Think Anthony Burgess and most people think A Clockwork Orange, about which they will have strong views, usually unsupported by actual viewing or reading. Burgess’s centenary finds his reputation in a rather tattered state, with the greater part of his work neglected and unrevived.

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Presents Burgess' satire of the present inhumanity of man to man through a futuristic culture where teenagers rule with violence, and includes the final chapter deleted from the first American edition.

Easily one of the best books around. I got around to it a bit late in life I feel like but better late than never. First and foremost, the main character Alex is the biggest draw in. His attitude of trying to get what he wants by any means necessary regardless of who it hurts is something that makes a unique and interesting protagonist. The language of the book is also very well crafted, pretty sure I'm going to be calling milk "moloko" for the rest of my life now. The way the book speaks on juveniles is fascinating to think about and the way it can apply today years after this book been published. I've met all kinds of kids who were up to the wrong things and how they were handled after they got caught and this book really goes into that. It makes you think, "can people like 'Alex' really be corrected from there ways on immediate apprehension or do they simply grow out of it?" Any book that makes you ask big questions about the world around you is clearly a good read.

This book is very "adult" and I can't recommend it to anyone that is too young. I would say maybe high school age is the youngest someone should read it.

Bought both the Hardcover and Paperback editions. Really like the hardcover because it looks exactly like the original version that was published when the book first came out. Paperback is fine but the material is very thin and slippery. So point being, it's an easy tear if you're not too careful.
A Clockwork Orange is Anthony Burgess's most famous novel, though you'll quickly find out that it isn't his favorite. This book has been the basis for some highly iconic scenes in cinema, and it's easy to see why it's such a famous book.

The story takes place is run-down version of London, following Alex, a gang leader whose two loves are gratuitous violence and classical music. After a robbery gone bad, Alex ends us a test subject for a new treatment to turn bad men good.

Burgess has developed a style on his own to write this book. The novel uses a massive amount of future slang that is at first super confusing. But after a few paragraphs, you'll be able to figure out what everything means. It certainly makes for an interesting experience.

The introduction for this edition is also notable, in that it directly calls attention to the novels main flaw. Like I said, Burgess himself doesn't like this book that much, citing the fact that he felt his themes of free will and morality were to heavy handed. And they are. But I feel like the book is worth reading in spite of that.
Whether or not you consider this a nihilist novel all depends on whether you read the final (21st) chapter, which was omitted from the novel’s American edition when it was originally published. Then again, even after reading the 21st chapter, whether or not you consider this a nihilist novel could depend on your interpretation of that final chapter (sincere? ironic? deceptive? unreliable?).

This intentionally ambiguous conclusion tops off the careful structure of the novel, which is divided into three sections, with the first and third providing mirrored bookends to the center section. In the first section, Alex (or Your Humble Narrator) and his droogs (who all speak a slang vernacular called Nadsat) wreak havoc among their community—attacking and beating a library patron, committing robbery, rape, and other heinous crimes. In the second section, Alex—after being arrested and imprisoned—undergoes a radical form of rehabilitation that conditions him against violence. In section three, Alex is released from prison after having been allegedly cured of his violent disposition. He then encounters all the victims of the crimes he committed in the first section. Throughout, Alex comments on the vapid meaninglessness of the world—his response to which will inform your understanding of the novel’s central themes, which in turn depends upon that final chapter.

This novel has earned its reputation as a contemporary classic, if a book published more than 50 years ago can be considered contemporary. Its profundity eclipses its brief length (barely more than 200 pages); nihilistic or not, *A Clockwork Orange* confronts you with frightening questions about the human capacity for violence and human nature itself.
A Clockwork Orange is a classic novel at this point. I absolutely love this work of Anthony Burgess, as dark and twisted as it is. It is clearly full of social commentary, but the story does not get bogged down by it nor do I ever feel that it gets preachy. I personally really appreciate that the author does not insult his readers' intelligence and baby us through what every piece of the story's intrinsic deeper meaning is. He rather, lets it slowly unfold through the exciting events of the story and whether you grasp it or not is left up to you.

The language used develops within the story itself and can take a minute to warm up to. The slang that Burgess invented for this novel is not explicitly defined for the reader and some of these words can take a few uses to catch on to, or did for me at least.

This is a book to buy, not just borrow from the library or a friend because it gets better and the meaning deeper with each re-read. It is one that I have had since high-school and still go back to every few years and get something else out of it.

**Trigger Warning/Content Warning** This book does contain ultra-violence and one scene is of a sexually violent nature. For me it was certainly not enough to negate the overall experience of the novel, but for some who are exceptionally upset by this it may be.