A Clockwork Orange by Anthony BurgessA vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgesss 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. And when the state undertakes to reform Alex to redeem him, the novel asks, At what cost?
This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgesss introduction A Clockwork Orange Resucked.
The Clockwork Condition
And the novel It's DARK. While slow going at first, it didn't take long to get the drift of the slang, nadsat talk I'm not one bit scared of you, my boyos, because I'm too drunk to feel the pain if you hit me and if. I'm not one bit scared of you, my boyos, because I'm too drunk to feel the pain if you hit me and if you kill me I'll be glad to be dead. So they "cracked into him lovely" and went on their way. Fifteen year old Alex and his 'droogs' Georgie, Pete and Dim wreak havoc throughout this "horrorshow" of ultra-violence in this classic.
The novel is concerned with the conflict between the individual and the state, the punishment of young criminals, and the possibility or otherwise of redemption. The linguistic originality of the book, and the moral questions it raises, are as relevant now as they ever were. This resource aims to explore the relevance of A Clockwork Orange , and present valuable information from the archive to anyone interested in learning more about the text. It draws on the collections of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, delving into the archives and harnessing different media to tell the story of the novel and its legacy. Yet he never stopped writing about the book, giving interviews about it, defending it, sometimes disowning it. Burgess began writing the novel in early He returned to England from colonial teaching posts in Malaya and Brunei in and noticed that England had changed while he had been abroad.
A Clockwork Orange:
A Clockwork Orange , novel by Anthony Burgess , published in Set in a dismal dystopian England , it is the first-person account of a juvenile delinquent who undergoes state-sponsored psychological rehabilitation for his aberrant behaviour. The novel satirizes extreme political systems that are based on opposing models of the perfectibility or incorrigibility of humanity. Written in a futuristic slang vocabulary invented by Burgess, in part by adaptation of Russian words, it was his most original and best-known work. The novel opens in a totalitarian society where violent youths abound. Alex, the protagonist, has a passion for classical music and is a member of a vicious teen gang.
A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian satirical black comedy novel by English writer Anthony Burgess , published in It is set in a near-future society that has a youth subculture of extreme violence. The teenage protagonist, Alex , narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities intent on reforming him. In , A Clockwork Orange was included on Time magazine's list of the best English-language novels written since ,  and it was named by Modern Library and its readers as one of the best English-language novels of the 20th century. Alex is a year-old living in near-future dystopian city who leads his gang on a night of opportunistic, random "ultra-violence". Alex's friends "droogs" in the novel's Anglo-Russian slang , " Nadsat " are Dim, a slow-witted bruiser, who is the gang's muscle; Georgie, an ambitious second-in-command; and Pete, who mostly plays along as the droogs indulge their taste for ultra-violence.