London: Heinemann, 1962. First edition. Fine in original black publisher's cloth, in just about Fine jacket. Trivial toning to text block; unmarked but for a neat ownership signature to the front endpaper. Price-clipped jacket in exceptionally bright and pleasing condition, its only flaw being some ink underlining to the front flap. A striking copy of this controversial novel that became an equally controversial film.
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 punishment 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 Fine dust jacket. (Item #3422)