Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

A Clockwork Orange, Paperback / softback Book

A Clockwork Orange Paperback / softback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series

Paperback / softback

Description

'I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language ... a very funny book' William S. Burroughs Fifteen-year-old Alex doesn't just like ultra-violence - he also enjoys rape, drugs and Beethoven's ninth.

He and his gang of droogs rampage through a dystopian future, hunting for terrible thrills.

But when Alex finds himself at the mercy of the state and subject to the ministrations of Dr Brodsky, and the mind-altering treatment of the Ludovico Technique, he discovers that fun is no longer the order of the day.

The basis for Stanley Kubrick's notorious 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange is both a virtuoso performance from an electrifying prose stylist and a serious exploration of the morality of free will. In his introduction, Blake Morrison situates A Clockwork Orange within the context of Anthony Burgess's many other works, explores the author's unhappiness with the Stanley Kubrick film version, analyses the composition of the Nadsat argot spoken by Alex and his droogs, and examines the influences on Burgess's unique, eternally original style. With an Introduction by Blake Morrison

Information

Other Formats

£7.99

£6.45

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Anthony Burgess   |  View all

Also in the Penguin Modern Classics series   |  View all