By Anthony Burgess
London   Heinemann
8" by 5.5" 196pp
An uncommon, first edition copy of Anthony Burgess' celebrated novel, his jeu d'espirit, 'A Clockwork Orange'.
By Anthony Burgess

1962 A Clockwork Orange

London   Heinemann
8" by 5.5" 196pp
An uncommon, first edition copy of Anthony Burgess' celebrated novel, his jeu d'espirit, 'A Clockwork Orange'.
£3,000.00
: 0.75kgs / : 737L8

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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

A first edition, first issue of this canonical novel. A novel known for its use of 'Nadsat' slang, and many time a contentious read, having been censored in some schools and libraries in the United States. 

Hailed as an dystopian, sci-fi, satirical, black comedy; this novel explores many genres. The teenage protagonist Alex narrates his violent exploits and experiences. Time Magazine regarded this work as on the list of 100 best English-language novels written since 1923. 

Burgess' novel was later adapted into a dystopian crime film by Stanley Kubrick. 

With the original first issue dustwrapper, with the extended flaps.  This dustwrapper is neatly price-clipped and has been restored to the head and tail. 

A lovely, very scarce example of this important literary novel. 

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding. With price-clipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart with just a few light marks to the tail of spine. Dustwrapper is very smart and has been restored to the head and tail of spine, resulting in minor bleed-through to the external. A few light marks to the wraps. Front endpaper has been removed. Prior owner has used biro to cover something written to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Spot to the fore-edge, not affecting pages.

Near Fine

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