A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/04/2011
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The daring dystopian satire that inspired one of the most notorious films ever made, beautifully reimaginedas part of the Penguin Essentials series

'Every generation should discover this book' Time Out

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?

Experiment of language? Social prophecy? Black comedy? A Clockwork Orange is all of these.

Dazzling and transgressive, this frightening fable about good and evil asks the meaning of human freedom.

'A gruesomely witty cautionary tale' Time

'Not only about man's violent nature and his capacity to choose between good and evil. It is about the excitements and intoxicating effects of language'Daily Telegraph

'I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language . . . a very funny book' William S. Burroughs

'One of the cleverest and most original writers of his generation'The Times

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241951446
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 80g
  • Dimensions: 180 x 110 x 9 mm

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A Clockwork Orange
I had to read this book for AS English Literature. I must admit at first I did struggle to like this book because I didn't like the narrator's character s... READ MORE
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Humanity and the State
This entire novel represents an articulate and living evocation of the Sapir- Whorf hypothesis that language is thought and the way we are able to think is... READ MORE
Tim Dumble