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A Fine Copy of the Notorious Novel

A Clockwork Orange.

London: Heinemann, [1962].

Price: $10,000.00


About the item

First edition, first binding. [viii], 196 pp. A Fine Copy of the Notorious Novel. Black cloth stamped in gilt on spine; illustrated color dust jacket; spine only lightly sunned; small tear to upper edge of rear cover; original price stickers on front flap; ads for Burgess' Malayan trilogy on rear flap; slight discoloration to front endpapers at spine; light foxing to edges.

Item #367833

Richly inventive in language, written in an argot that borrows heavily from the Russian, and with an unforgettable antihero at its center, Burgess's book was overshadowed by the futuristic 1971 film adaptation by Stanley Kubrick, which followed after the American edition of the novel, leaving off the final redeeming chapter of the first edition.