A Clockwork Orange, Burgess, Anthony

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A Clockwork Orange, Burgess, Anthony. With After-word and Glossary by Stanley Edgar Hyman. Published by W.W. Norton and Company Inc, New York, 1963. Book Club Edition. Published one year after the first edition. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 185pp. Brownish orange boards with black spine titles. Contents are in fine, unread condition; binding is tight and square, boards are clean, tiny bump to head of spine. Dustjacket is in near fine condition with two tiny closed tears to head of spine, one to flap hinge line and one to lower edge front; very light rubbing to edges; protected in a mylar jacket. A very collectible copy of this classic novel.

“With its prophetic mixture of drugs, music, fashion and juvenile violence, Burgess’s novel developed a countercultural following in the 1960s. Yet A Clockwork Orange did not reach a mass audience until Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation was released in January 1972. … A Clockwork Orange has variously been described as ‘a nasty little shocker’ (Time), ‘an inventive primer in total violence, a savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds’ (New York Times), ‘a terrifying and marvelous book’ (Roald Dahl) and ‘a fine farrago of outrageousness’ (Kingsley Amis). The novel is sure to live on as a classic of twentieth-century literature.” The International Anthony Burgess Foundation.