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A Clockwork Orange

by Anthony Burgess

A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where the 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?" This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction "A Clockwork Orange Resucked. "

A Clockwork Orange

by Anthony Burgess

15-year-old Alex and his friends set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture, and murder. Alex is jailed and the State tries to reform him, but at what cost? Social prophecy? Black comedy? Study of free will? All of these plus a dazzling experiment in language, as Burgess creates a new speech for his anti-hero, called nadsat.

Earthly Powers

by Anthony Burgess

In Earthly Powers Burgess created his masterpiece. At its center are two twentieth-century men who represent different kinds of power--Kenneth Toomey, a past-his-prime author of mediocre fiction, a man who has outlived his contemporaries to survive into, bitter, luxurious old age, living in self-exile on Malta; and Don Carlo Campanati, a man of God, eventually of church revolution and a candidate for sainthood beloved Pope, who rises through the Vatican as a shrewd manipulator to become the architect.Through the lives of these two modern men Burgess explores the very essence of power in a narrative that spans from Hollywood, to Dublin, Nairobi, Paris, and beyond.

Earthly Powers

by Anthony Burgess

In Earthly Powers Burgess created his masterpiece. At its center are two twentieth-century men who represent different kinds of power--Kenneth Toomey, a past-his-prime author of mediocre fiction, a man who has outlived his contemporaries to survive into, bitter, luxurious old age, living in self-exile on Malta; and Don Carlo Campanati, a man of God, eventually of church revolution and a candidate for sainthood beloved Pope, who rises through the Vatican as a shrewd manipulator to become the architect. Through the lives of these two modern men Burgess explores the very essence of power in a narrative that spans from Hollywood, to Dublin, Nairobi, Paris, and beyond. .

Inside Mr. Enderby

by Anthony Burgess

The poet F. X. Enderby is one of England's most distinguished literary lights and also one of the strangest. A set of circumstances lead him to unravel completely.

Moses

by Anthony Burgess

A poem written as the basis for a television production of the life of Moses.

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