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A Clockwork Orange: 50th Anniversary
Karl Smith , October 19th, 2012 07:51

Random House issue a special 50th anniversary edition and iPad app edition of Anthony Burgess's definitive novel

William Heinemann offer up a fantastic, beautifully presents and fully restored 50th anniversary hardback (and iPad app Edition) of Anthony Burgess's seminal A Clockwork Orange, with foreword by Martin Amis, compiled and edited by Andrew Biswell, Burgess’s biographer.

First published by William Heinemann in 1962, A Clockwork Orange is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. This special edition restores the text of the novel as Burgess originally wrote it, and includes a selection of interviews, articles, reviews and other previously unpublished material.

The iPad app edition of A Clockwork Orange will present a unique way to experience what is one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. Expertly curated, imaginatively designed and produced, and containing a wealth of recordings, interviews, artwork and archival material, the app will situate the novel in its full and proper context for the first time, and offer an original resource for readers wishing to know more about this extraordinary text and its history.

Previously unpublished material featured in the book includes:

· The previously unpublished prologue to A Clockwork Orange: 'A Play with Music' by Anthony Burgess, 1986

· Epilogue by Anthony Burgess ‘A Malenky Govoreet about the Molody’ the previously unpublished complete text, 1987

· Extract from an unpublished interview with Anthony Burgess, 1972

· Reviews by Kingsley Amis, Malcolm Bradbury, Christopher Ricks and A.S. Byatt

· Programme note for A Clockwork Orange 2004 by Anthony Burgess (RSC Stage Production at Barbican, 1990)

· Articles, essays and reviews by Anthony Burgess

· 'A Last Word on Violence' by Anthony Burgess, 1982

· An afterword by Stanley Edgar Hyman from the first American edition of A Clockwork Orange in 1963

· Annotated pages from Anthony Burgess’s 1961 typescript of A Clockwork Orange with illustrations.

A Clockwork Orange 50th Anniversary Edition is out now on William Heinemann

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