Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Earthly Powers Paperback – December 4, 2012
All Books, All the Time
Read author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more at the Amazon Book Review. Read it now
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
About the Author
Anthony Burgess was an English author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic, best known for his dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange. In 2008, The Times placed Burgess number 17 on their list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.”
Top customer reviews
I can especially recommend Burgess' "Tremor Of Intent","The Long Day Wanes", etc.,plus his non-fiction. I hope Amazon Kindle will show respect for future Kindles of this genius
Therefore, I was glad to see a Kindle version. Until I started to read it.
Obviously, nobody proofreads Kindle books. At one point, the characters ate something called "coq au yin." A black trumpet player in a Paris nightclub is referred to as a "genuine fig." (Imagine my consternation at being distracted by the idea of a giant piece of fruit playing trumpet in a nightclub.)
The piece de resistance in this horrendous editing, however, has to be the part about the Arian heresy, which, according to the Kindle version, was proposed by a cleric known as "Anus." I had always thought the man's name was Arius.