London: William Heinemann, 1962. First Edition. Original black publisher's cloth binding with gilt to spine in original price-clipped first issue jacket (with requisite deeper flaps). A Fine copy of the book, free of the foxing that so commonly plagues this title. Dust jacket Near Fine with some very small nicks at the corners and the spine perhaps a trifle toned, but only just.
A story that raises questions about crime, punishment, and human nature. Setting out in a London of the future, Alex seeks thrills and entertainment by committing "a little of the old ultraviolence" on other citizens of the city. Following a particularly violent episode, Alex is jailed and submits to a new form of physical and psychological punshment that will affect his own humanity for the rest of his life. "A Clockwork Orange is Anthony Burgess' most famous novel, and its impact on literary, musical, and visual culture has been extensive. The novel is concerned with the conflict between the individual and the state, the punishment of young criminals, and the possibility of redemption" (Burgess Foundation). Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #2379)