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A Clockwork Orange
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One of Esquire's 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time

"A brilliant novel.... [A] savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds."—New York Times


In Anthony Burgess's influential nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, a teen who talks in a fantastically inventive slang that evocatively renders his and his friends' intense reaction against their society. Dazzling and transgressive, A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom. This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition, and Burgess's introduction, "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."

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Street Date:
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Language:
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ISBN:
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Lexile measure:
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Anthony Burgess. (2011). A Clockwork Orange. W. W. Norton & Company.

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Anthony Burgess. 2011. A Clockwork Orange. W. W. Norton & Company.

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"A brilliant novel.... [A] savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds."—New York Times

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        After his youthful adventures of raping and pillaging, Alex finds himself in prison. When he volunteers for an experiment, his sentence is commuted to two weeks. The experiment leaves him physically incapable of doing wrong and releases him back into the world. However, when he repeatedly runs into people he has wronged in the past, his real suffering begins. This audiobook gives new life to Burgess's tale of recklessly violent youth, free will and true redemption. While Malcolm McDowell forever infused viewers with the look of Alex in the film, Tom Hollander performs an even more amazing feat. With a smooth, almost lyrical, crisp voice, Hollander delivers Burgess's “nadsat” dialect to readers with such rhythmic cadence that listeners will easily understand the extensive slang used throughout the book. This unabridged production also includes the 21st chapter, which was not dramatized in the film or in the book's original U.S. publication. The audiobook opens with a brief note by Burgess on living with the book's legacy. The final CD features selected readings by Burgess from a previous recorded abridged version. While it's interesting to hear the older and gruffer voice, it does not compare to Hollander's performance. A Penguin paperback.

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"A brilliant novel.... [A] savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds."—New York Times

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