Basic Information


The Novella

Author: Anthony Burgess

Published: 1962, W. W. Norton and Co Ltd, England

Genre: dystopian fiction, social satire

Setting: Future Britain

POV: First person

Narrator: Alex  

Tone: dark, cynical, juvenile

Themes: free will, good versus evil, violence, morality

Structure: chronological; 3 parts, 7 chapters each

          Alex shows his three "droogs" who is in charge.

The Film

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Year: 1971, Warner Bros.

Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri, Miriam Karlin

Screenplay:Stanley Kubrick

Rating: R (for sex, violence, rape, nudity)

Runtime: 137 minutes

Tagline: Being the adventures of a young man ... who couldn't resist pretty girls ... or a bit of the old ultra-violence ... went to jail, was re-conditioned ... and came out a different young man ... or was he?

Nominations: Academy Awards Best Picture

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