Anthony Burgess

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

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The Wanting Seed

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Earthly Powers

4.16 avg rating — 2,304 ratings — published 1980 — 30 editions
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One Hand Clapping

3.83 avg rating — 1,116 ratings — published 1961 — 19 editions
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The Doctor is Sick

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A Dead Man in Deptford

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The End of the World News

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Nothing Like the Sun

3.80 avg rating — 954 ratings — published 1964 — 11 editions
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The Long Day Wanes: A Malay...

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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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