In this nightmare vision of a not-too-distant future, fifteen-year-old Alex and his three friends rob, rape, torture and murder – for fun. Alex is jailed for his vicious crimes and the State undertakes to reform him – but how and at what cost?
John Burgess Wilson (pseudonym Anthony Burgess) (1917–1993) was an
English author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and
His dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange (1962), widely considered to be his magnum opus, is by far his most famous novel, and was adapted into a famous 1971 film by Stanley Kubrick. However, the author later dismissed it as one of his lesser works.