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A Clockwork Orange (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback – January 4, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0393928099 ISBN-10: 0393928098 Edition: Reprint

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  • Series: Norton Critical Editions
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393928098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393928099
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 0.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) is the author of many works, including A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, Honey for the Bears, The Long Day Wanes, The Doctor Is Sick, and ReJoyce.

Mark Rawlinson is Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester. His books include British Writing of the Second World War, Pat Barker, The Second World War in British Fiction Since 1945, and Camouflage: Modern War and Visual Culture.

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Ingenious in the way it is written, executed, and created.
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I wanted to read it before I watched the film and I'm glad I did.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A. A. Stewart on October 10, 2011
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Just so you know, the Kindle version of the Norton edition is just the novel and Burgess' intro. It doesn't contain the supplementary materials that make a Norton edition valuable to have.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Peters on December 30, 2011
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Well oh my little brothers, patient and tolerant though I may be, I just couldn't help but have a malenky smeck at some of the grazhny customer reviews by the like indignant vecks and ptitsas here. Like the starry ptitsa who creeches about the like excessive ultraviolence, saying this is not her idea of "entertainment". Personally droogies, I find Burgess's ingenious creation of a whole new vernacular language and youth subculture to be hilariously horrorshow entertaining. The more specific point the naysayers miss is that Burgess is using the violence merely as a vehicle to pose some deep moral questions about the nature of morality and the seeming impossibility of expunging violence from the human soul. A lot of reviewers are also falling into the trap of thinking that Burgess intended merely to shock or to sensationalise, which couldn't be further from the truth. His tongue is very firmly in cheek. Persevere through the first chapter or so and the nadsat becomes strangely "right", somehow enhancing the realness of the world Burgess creates. 4 stars rather than five only because of a redemption story in the final chapter which doesn't quite fit. Nevertheless, this remains a courageous and darkly comedic philosophical masterpiece which will reward those willing to push through the intimidating language.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Reynard VINE VOICE on April 4, 2012
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I almost feel like somethings wrong with me for not liking this book; it seems to be overwhelmingly popular. And it does have some good points, but I just couldn't get into the book. Nor did I think it was absolutely brilliant. It was good, but not to my taste.

Alex is in a gang that roams the streets at night, causing mischief and mayhem. They strike terror into those who meet up with them and are capable of causing great violence. But when Alex gets caught his life changes drastically. And after a few years in prison he is offered the chance to go free again, but only if he submits to a new experiment the government wants to try out. Not realizing what he'd be giving up, he goes for it, and discovers what its like to have choice taken away from you.

I personally didn't think Alex suffered enough. Actually I think he gets off pretty easy throughout the book. So the message involving Alex and free will and such didn't really get through to me. Although I don't really think I'm for a souped up government for thinking that way. Alex just isn't a compassionate character, its part of his design. And since I would never think like the majority of the characters in this book, I just can't connect to any of them. I can't even muster compassion for the victims because of the way it's written. Alex's friends are second to him so we don't really get to know them too well, aside from being partners in his mayhem.

The writing is absolutely off the wall. I was so frustrated within the first few chapters that I almost decided to set it down and leave it alone for awhile. But then I came across a certain word, "okno" and something clicked in my brain. And I realized that a lot of the "slang" was actually Russian.
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Anthony Burgess' A clockwork orange, I have always found the title interesting and had hired out the movie in my teens, oblivious to it's meaning. As I was in reading the novel until it was revealed. Maybe it was lost on my innocence as in my teens I just thought it was a cool movie, not taking much stock in its message. But what a powerful message it is to me now. Almost all angles to the questions this book raises are moot by another angle.

Who are those to question vanity, or the heighth of fashion posers, when in true lack of vanity you would walk the streets naked; in itself a pose. What shall it be then, eh? Choice to do right? But by what definition is right? Only in context with, 'good,' do we have, 'evil,' and if Bog in heaven gave us free will, then all mustn't be that bad really... Man has labeled good and bad with the choices he has made and defined a medium unto which there is a context. Alex does what he does because he likes to does. It's a childish shell that he lives in, not knowing good from bad until the definitions are forced upon him.

The use of language in this book disturbs me but I love it, as I have already gleaned some of the euphemisms into my own vocabulary. It puts in perspective how wierd the slang I use in fine company must seem to an english speaking outsider. It's a sort of re-affirmation of comraderie, I guess. And I take pride in bringing in new phrases and sounds to my social microcosm. The first few pages are a period to grasp this nadsat slang and then, cunningly, Burgess starts to repeat the phrases and so you eventually figure from their context the meanings. Yet towards the end of the novel it almost takes away from genius of it all as he starts to use a core bunch of phrases not quite but almost ad nauseum.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. F. Mooney on January 16, 2011
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This has a higher star-rating, as at least one (and probably more) used this area to inappropriately complain about "not receiving the book" which is a mercantile problem Use the A-Z Guarantee system. The book is five star: read it, read a few essays so you'll appreciate it's brilliance, and write a book, NOT service review. Please join me in reporting all such misplace criticisms as "inappropriate.

Amazon, remove them, please - they pollute you otherwise very useful review system!!!!!!
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