- 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: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,975 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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Even the main character, the charismatic Alex is a quite unsavory youth, who excels at violence for its own sake and yet shows his finer side by his love for classical music. Does this small glimmer of gentility, redeem him?
In the last chapter of the book Alex states:
"I knew what was happening, oh my brothers, I was like growing up.
Yes, yes, yes, there it was. Youth must go, ah yes. But youth is only being in a way like it might be an animal. No, it is not just like being an animal so much as being like one of these malenky toys you viddy being sold in the streets, like little chllovecks made out of tin and with a spring inside and then a winding handle on the outside and you wind it up and grr grr grrr and of it itties, like walking, O my britgers, But it itties in a straight line and bangs straight into things bang bang and it cannot help what it is doing. Being young is like being like one of these malenky machines."
Hmmm...such a strange excuse, especially when considering much of the book is about free will, choice and mind control or maybe it is not strange at all.