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Burgess, Anthony -- A Clockwork Orange [Book]
Heinemann, London, 1962. First Edition. 196 pp. Hardcover: VERY GOOD. Dust Wrapper: VERY GOOD. Solid spine and pages crisp; some spotting/foxing scattered throughout. Small chip to the head of the dust wrapper spine, and some rubbing to extremities and light foxing. A very good copy.
Anthony Burgess’ notorious 1962 dystopian novel is a nightmare vision of the future told in its own fantastically inventive language, and has since become a classic of modern literature. The book was banned in numerous U.S. schools for its sexual violence. Adapted for the big screen by Stanley Kubrick, the film was more controversial than the book and Kubrick withdrew the film from U.K. audiences himself; the self-imposed ban not being lifted until his death in 1999. Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century and by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.