A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess [1976 PAPERBACK] • Ballantine

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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess


18th mass market paperback printing / 1976 with orange cover. 

Clean, tight vintage copy in very good condition.

Tiny spot of damage to lower-right corner of an otherwise very attractive cover. 

Pages look and read beautifully.  A few marks to length of text block.

In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. When the state undertakes to reform Alex—to "redeem" him—the novel asks, "At what cost?"   This edition includes the controversial last chapter.