A Clockwork Orange. – Burgess, Anthony.

Burgess, Anthony.


Publisher: Heinemann. London. 1962 (First Edition)
ID: 48423 Categories: , ,


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. Widely regarded as as one of the most important books of the 20th century, this famous novel being the basis for Kubrick’s ground breaking 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 own violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities intent on reforming him. Included in Time magazine’s list of the of the best English -language novels of the 20th century and is acknowledged as one of the most influential of dystopian books ever, this copy is an excellent example for all personal libraries, rarely offerred in this overall near-excellent state.