Anthony Burgess


Born
in Harpurhey, England, The United Kingdom
February 25, 1917

Died
November 22, 1993

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Anthony Burgess was a British novelist, critic and composer. He was also a librettist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, travel writer, broadcaster, translator, linguist and educationalist. Born in Manchester, he lived for long periods in Southeast Asia, the USA and Mediterranean Europe as well as in England. His fiction includes the Malayan trilogy (The Long Day Wanes) on the dying days of Britain's empire in the East; the Enderby quartet of novels about a poet and his muse; Nothing Like the Sun, a recreation of Shakespeare's love-life; A Clockwork Orange, an exploration of the nature of evil; and Earthly Powers, a panoramic saga of the 20th cent
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A Clockwork Orange

3.99 avg rating — 517,598 ratings — published 1962 — 319 editions
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The Wanting Seed

3.78 avg rating — 4,905 ratings — published 1962 — 23 editions
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Earthly Powers

4.15 avg rating — 2,394 ratings — published 1980 — 30 editions
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One Hand Clapping

3.83 avg rating — 1,172 ratings — published 1961 — 19 editions
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The Doctor is Sick

3.64 avg rating — 1,024 ratings — published 1960 — 23 editions
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A Dead Man in Deptford

3.81 avg rating — 1,125 ratings — published 1993 — 22 editions
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1985

3.48 avg rating — 902 ratings — published 1978 — 21 editions
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The End of the World News

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The Long Day Wanes: A Malay...

4.04 avg rating — 645 ratings — published 1964 — 15 editions
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Nothing Like the Sun

3.79 avg rating — 977 ratings — published 1964 — 23 editions
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“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.”
anthony burgess

“Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.”
Anthony Burgess

“Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?”
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

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January 2018 revisit the Shelf Reread Poll

 
  67 votes, 19.1%

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, 592 pages, 1951
 
  66 votes, 18.8%

 
  48 votes, 13.7%

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, 212 pages, 1962
 
  38 votes, 10.8%

The Princess Bride by William Goldman, 298 pages, 1973
 
  32 votes, 9.1%

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 608 pages, 1838
 
  30 votes, 8.5%

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, 192 pages, 1897
 
  25 votes, 7.1%

 
  23 votes, 6.6%

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk, 560 pages, 1951
 
  13 votes, 3.7%

 
  9 votes, 2.6%

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