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Anthony Burgess was an author and a composer who was born on February 24, 1917, and died on November 22, 1993. Anthony Burgess has written many, many books on many subjects but his most famous work is A Clockwork Orange. This fame has been attributed to the fact that the story was dramatised in film by Stanley Kubrick in 1971. This brought Burgess attention, but some of that attention was unwarranted and unwanted. He said "the film made it easy for readers of the book to misunderstand what it was about, and the misunderstanding will pursue me till I die." Anthony Burgess was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 1959 and wrote 5 novels in 12 months in order to provide for his wife who he believed was going to become a widow. The tables turned when it happened that his diagnosis was wrong. Llewela, his wife, died in 1968, while Burgess himself, went on to live until 1993.

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Anthony Burgess Books

Any Old Iron

A Dead Man in Deptford

The Wanting Seed

A Clockwork Orange

Earthly Powers

Homage to QWERT YUIOP

Any Old Iron

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Book Review:

Once in the hands of Attia, then in that of Arthur, looted by the Nazis at Monte Cassino, seized by the Soviets to be exihibited in Leningrad, King Arthur's Excalibur is the flashing blade that hangs over the fates of men and women caught up in tne caos of history.

Book Condition:
Some wear to covers and browning to edges otherwise Good Reader
Arrow Pb 1989 Reprint
Book Weight: 230g

ISBN-0099658305

Book Type:
Fiction

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A Dead Man in Deptford

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Book Review:

Burgess portrays Elizabethan London so that you feel you are there yourself. Not that you would want to be, the street executions, the acrid smells, and the general lack of respect for humanity is repellant. But Burgess tells it like it was.

Book Condition:
Slight wear to covers otherwise Good Condition
Vintage Paperback 1994
Book Weight: 210g

ISBN 009930256X
Book Type:
Fiction

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The Wanting Seed

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Book Review:

A novel about the future where the population has become so large as to be unmanageable. So bizarre methods of reducing the population are employed.

Book Condition:
Some wear to covers otherwisw Good Copy.
Pan Pb 1965 Reprint
Book Weight: 115g

ISBN n/a

Book Type:
Fiction

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A Clockwork Orange

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Book Review:

Anthony Burgess`s nightmare vision of the future where youth culture is in revolt. Fifteen year old Alex embarks on a frenzy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Lex is jailed and the state tries to rehabilitate him.

Book Condition:
Some wear to covers and browning to edges otherwise Good Copy
Penguin Paperback 1972 Reprint
Book Weight: 100g

ISBN 014027409X

Book Type:
Fiction

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Earthly Powers

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Book Review:

An enthralling, epic narrative that spans six decades, spotlighting some of the most vivid events and characters of our time.

Book Condition:
Slight wear to covers otherwise Good Copy
Penguin Paperback 1982 Reprint
Book Weight: 510g

ISBN 0140058966

Book Type:
Fiction

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Homage to QWERT YUIOP

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Book Review:

Anthony Burgesss`s reputation as a novelist is assured but the title of this book refers more to his journalistic writings than his novels. He has written many thousands of words and has collected some of the best in this volume.

Book Condition:
Very Good In Dw slightly worn with a small tear on left hand top
Century Hutchinson Hardback 1986 1st Edition
Book Weight: 910g

ISBN-9780099479918

Book Type:
Fiction

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