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Name: A Clockwork Orange

Author: Anthony Burgess
Year: 1962
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Popularity: 9.7
Genres/categories: Classic, Science fiction, Award winners, Horror

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ISBN:
9780140188820
9780345256324
9780345273215
9780345284112
9780345314833
9780749318475
9780808581949
9781858496344
0140188827
0345256328
0345273214
0345284119
0345314832
0749318473
0808581945
1858496349
Winner of the Prometheus Hall of Fame award in 2008.

A vicious fifteen-year-old "droog" is the central character of this 1963 classic, whose stark terror was captured in Stanley Kubrick's magnificent film of the same title.

In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology.

A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. When the state undertakes to reform Alex -- to "redeem" him -- the novel asks, "At what cost?"
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