A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess


Publisher: Heinemann
Place Published: London
Condition: 8vo, III, 196pp. Hardcover in chocolate brown cloth with silver title to the sound, tight spine in very good condition with original magenta price-clipped d/w designed by Barry Trengrove also in good condition with some spine fading, edge browning and minor chipping only plus a very small dark glue mark on rear of spine, now protected by clear archival covering, other than light flecking of all edges, the text is in excellent condition with a prior owner name neatly clipped from corner of ffep and a tiny spot in middle of front pastedown being the only issues of note. 
Date Published: 1962 (First Edition)

This excellent example of “A Clockwork Orange” is a rare find in such good condition. Its significance in literature and film, coupled with the unique design elements of this edition, makes it an essential piece for collectors.
Widely regarded as one of the most important books of the 20th century, this famous novel being the basis for Kubrick’s groundbreaking film of the same name is a dystopian satirical black comedy novel that is set in a near-future English society that has a youth culture of extreme violence with the teenage protagonist, Alex, narrating his violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities intent on reforming him. Included in Time magazine’s list of the best English-language novels of the 20th century it is acknowledged as one of the most influential dystopian books ever, this copy is an excellent example for all personal libraries, rarely offered in this overall near-excellent state.

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This first edition of “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess, published by Heinemann in 1962, is a highly collectible item.
The book is in good condition, bound in chocolate brown cloth with silver titles on the spine.
The original, price-clipped magenta dust jacket, designed by Barry Trengrove, shows some spine fading, edge browning, and minor chipping but is now protected by a clear archival cover.
Light flecking on all edges, with excellent condition text, makes this copy a valuable addition to any collection.


Set in a near-future English society characterized by extreme youth violence, the novel’s teenage protagonist, Alex, narrates his own violent exploits and experiences with state authorities attempting to reform him.
This dystopian satirical black comedy is widely regarded as one of the most influential books of the 20th century and the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking film of the same name.

Key Details:

Author: Anthony Burgess

Publisher: Heinemann

Publication Date: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Chocolate brown cloth with silver title

Condition: Very good, with minor issues as described

Special Features: Original price-clipped magenta dust jacket protected by archival cover

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