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A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

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 t...

Cassie Muniz
A Clockwork Orange is a disturbing yet fascinating novel. The "Nadsat" slang can be a little difficult to get through as it requires the reader to memorize many terms.

A Clockwork Orange - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel by Anthony Burgess published in 1962. Set in a near future English society featuring a subculture of extreme youth violence, the teenage protagonist, Alex, narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities intent on reforming him. The book is partially written in a Russian-influenced argot called "Nadsat". According to Burgess it was a jeu d'esprit written in just three weeks.

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