Clockwork Orange (Popular Penguin)
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'What's it going to be then, eh?'In this nightmare vision of youth in revolt, fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency and the State tries to reform him - but at what cost?Social prophecy? Black comedy? Study of freewill? A Clockwork Orangeis all of these. It is also a dazzling experiment in language, as Burgess creates a new language - 'nadsat', the teenage slang of a not-too-distant future.'Every generation should discover this book' Time Out'A gruesomely witty cautionary tale'Time
Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. From 1954 to 1960 he was stationed in Malaysia as an education officer - during this time he started writing The Malayan Trilogy. Diagnosed with an unoperable brain tumour in 1959, Burgess became a full-time writer and went on to write a book a year up until his death in 1993. His many works include: THE COMPLETE ENDERBY, TREMOR OF INTENT and THE KINGDOM OF THE WICKED.