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Burgess, Anthony 1917-1993

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A clockwork orange by Anthony Burgess( Book )
519 editions published between 1417 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 9,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Told through a central character, Alex, the disturbing novel creates an alarming futuristic vision of violence, high technology, and authoritarianism. A modern classic of youthful violence and social redemption set in a dismal dystopia whereby a juvenile deliquent undergoes state-sponsored psychological rehabilitation for his aberrant behavior
Earthly powers by Anthony Burgess( Book )
100 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Burgess's ambitious study of 20th-century history centers on the stormy relationship between an effete, popular novelist and a Faustian priest."
Ernest Hemingway and his world by Anthony Burgess( Book )
42 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of one of the most widely-read 20th century American writers, with an assessment of the contribution he made to contemporary literature
Shakespeare by Anthony Burgess( Book )
61 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blend of biography, anecdotes, speculations, critical commentary and personal insights
Re Joyce by Anthony Burgess( Book )
62 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commentary on Joyce for the average reader
Any old iron by Anthony Burgess( Book )
40 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of survival in our century and the destinies of two families, one Welsh, and one Jewish, who are bound together by marriage
A dead man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess( Book )
37 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novelization of the life of the 16th Century playwright, Christopher Marlowe, portraying him as a spy for Elizabeth I's government in its war with Catholics. Lots of color on Elizabethan London, the court, the intrigues, the theater, the slums. The author's last book before his death, it comes 30 years after his Nothing Like the Sun, a novel on Shakespeare
The novel now : a guide to contemporary fiction by Anthony Burgess( Book )
59 editions published between 1947 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The kingdom of the wicked by Anthony Burgess( Book )
42 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginning with the crucifixion of Jesus and ending, seventy years later, with the destruction of Pompeii, the wminent novelist and critic limns a dazzling, intellectually provocative recreation of the beginnings of Christianity
Nothing like the sun, a story of Shakespeare's love-life by Anthony Burgess( Book )
90 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Nothing Like The Sun' is a magnificent, bawdy telling of Shakespeare's love life. Starting with the young Will, the novel is a romp that follows Will's maturation into sex and writing
1985 by Anthony Burgess( Book )
66 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by and intended as a tribute to George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Burgess' book is in two parts. The first is a series of essays and self-interviews (Burgess is the voice of the interviewer and the interviewee) discussing aspects of Orwell's book. The second is a novella set in 1985, seven years distant at the time of the novel's writing
Cyrano de Bergerac by Anthony Burgess( Book )
29 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rostand's famous play tells of the brilliant wit Cyrano, with a face marred by his huge nose, who composes love letters to help his friend Christian woo the beautiful Roxane, with whom Cyrano is secretly in love
Flame into being : the life and work of D.H. Lawrence by Anthony Burgess( Book )
31 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Italian and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tremor of intent by Anthony Burgess( Book )
65 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A British agent is confronted by the uglier aspect of his profession when he attempts to persuade an old associate to leave the Soviet Union
The end of the world news : an entertainment by Anthony Burgess( Book )
43 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pianoplayers by Anthony Burgess( Book )
29 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When her mother dies, Ellen Henshaw is put into the doubtful care of her seldom sober, but kind hearted father Billy. She rises from a childhood spent in seedy boarding houses and a Brussels convent education, to become a highly sought-after "companion" with "Schools of Love" from Bangkok to London. However, Billy remains the chief theme of the story as Ellen recalls affectionately their varied and colourful adventures together
Jesus of Nazareth by Anthony Burgess( Visual )
38 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
The doctor is sick by Anthony Burgess( Book )
66 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doctor of philosophy in linguistics, about to be operated on for a brain tumor, escapes from the hospital to become involved in wild series of events
Finnegans wake by James Joyce( Book )
38 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the narrator through various levels of drunken semi-consciousness. Loosely written around the Irish ballad of Tim Finnegan, who, roused by spilled whiskey, came to at his wake
The wanting seed by Anthony Burgess( Book )
72 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in the near future, The Wanting Seed is a Malthusian comedy about the strange world overpopulation will produce. Tristram Foxe and his wife, Beatrice-Joanna, live in their skyscraper world where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality. Eventually, their world is transformed into a chaos of cannibalistic dining-clubs, fantastic fertility rituals, and wars without anger. It is a novel both extravagantly funny and grimly serious."
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Alternative Names
Bardžis, Entoni
Berdžess, Èntoni.
Bērdžess, Entonijs 1917-1993
Burdzěss, A.
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Burges Wilson, John 1917-1993
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Burgess Wilson, John.
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Kell, Joseph.
Kell Joseph 1917-1993
Wilson, Anthony Burgess 1917-1993
Wilson, J. B. 1917-1993
Wilson John 1917-1993
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Wilson, John Burgess.
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Бёрджесс, Энтони 1917-1993
انتونى بورخس، 1917-1993 م
أنتوني بيرجس، 1917-1993
بورخس، انتونى، 1917-1993 م
バージェス, アンソニー
バージェス, アントニー
バージェス, アントニイ
バージエスアンソニー 1917-1993
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