A Clockwork Orange

Year 1963
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 185
Binding Hardcover
Condition Very Good
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W.W. Norton & Co. 1963. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Full number line including "1". Very good condition, black marker line on ffep and top with book closed, rear endpaper removed. Includes very scarce original dust jacket with one small repaired closed tear. This is one of the iconic books in rare book collecting, and with original not clipped dust jacket one of the best investment potentials of all. 'Told by the central character, Alex, this brilliant, hilarious, and disturbing novel creates an alarming futuristic vision of violence, high technology, and authoritarianism. Anthony Burgess' 1963 classic stands alongside Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World as a classic of twentieth century post-industrial alienation, often shocking us into a thoughtful exploration of the meaning of free will and the conflict between good and evil. In this recording, the author's voice lends an intoxicating lyrical dimension to the language he has so masterfully crafted. "I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language as Mr. Burgess has done [in A Clockwork Orange]." -William S. Burroughs. Recognized as one of the literary geniuses of our time, Anthony Burgess produced thirty-two novels, a volume of verse, sixteen works of nonfiction, and two plays. Originally a composer, his creative output also included countless musical compositions, including symphonies, operas, and jazz.' Anthony Burgess died in 1993. 185 pages.