Author: Anthony Burgess
Translator: Shi-young Park
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About This Book
Set in a dismal dystopia, it is the first-person account of a juvenile
delinquent who undergoes state-sponsored psychological rehabilitation for his
aberrant behavior. The novel satirizes extreme political systems that are based
on opposing models of the perfectibility or incorrigibility of humanity. Written
in a futuristic slang vocabulary invented by Burgess, in part by adaptation of
Russian words, it was his most original and best-known work.
Alex, the protagonist, has a passion for classical music and is a member of a vicious teenage gang that commits random acts of brutality. Captured and imprisoned, he is transformed through behavioral conditioning into a model citizen, but his taming also leaves him defenseless. He ultimately reverts to his former behavior. The final chapter of the original British edition, in which Alex renounces his amoral past, was removed when the novel was first published in the United States.
---The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
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