DescriptionAnthony Burgess. A Clockwork Orange. London: Heinemann, . First edition with first issue dust jacket. Octavo. 196 pages. Publisher's black cloth; original illustrated dust jacket designed by Barry Trengrove. Very minor edgewear. White endpapers; effaced penciled bookseller's notations to the front free endpaper recto, single spot of soiling to the front pastedown. Internally clean and tight, all edges trimmed; text block edges lightly toned with minor wear. Dust jacket unclipped (16s) and featuring wide flaps; spine a bit sunned, minor wear to folds with small losses to corners, minor edgewear, two faint lines of soiling parallel to the rear spine fold, still remarkably bright for the notoriously fragile purple color. Near fine.
A Clockwork Orange is typically regarded as one of the most significant and influential dystopian books of all time and was chosen for Time magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923. The book serves as the source material for a wide variety of multi-media adaptions, most notably the 1972 film directed by Stanley Kubrick, initially released with an X rating and then edited and re-released that same year with an R rating. Both cut and uncut versions of the film were highly polarizing worldwide and the film became the subject of censorship and a number of violent crimes in the following years. Despite the controversy, the film was nominated for four Academy Awards among a host of other accolades.
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