Anthony Burgess


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    Literary

    Mar-2017

    Edgar wearies of listening to his teacher and, like Lewis Carroll's Alice, plunges into a wonderland of bizarre adventures and gloriously nonsensical conversations with curious creatures. The acclaimed author of A Clockwork Orange plays with logic an...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-2015

    F.X. Enderby travels to Indiana in order to impress the Hoosiers with his musical script on the career of Shakespeare and falls in love with a nightclub singer....

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    Fantasy

    Nov-2005

    In 'The Eve of St Venus', Ambrose and Diana are to be married. However, Diana is having last-minute doubts fuelled by her feminist friend and bridesmaid Julia, while Ambrose inadvertently becomes engaged to the goddess Venus. This edition also includ...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1999

    Sometimes when I'm at work and waiting for customers I think about the two of us living like kings and not bothering about the future. Because there may not be any future to bother about, you know. Not for anybody, one of these days. And it's a wicke...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1997

    The first American publication of the late writer's comic-satiric epic novel in verse tells the story of a Don Juan-type Irish artist who vanishes under Hitler's regime. By the author of A Clockwork Orange. ...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1997

    Dr. Edwin Spindrift has been sent home from Burma with a brain tumor. Closer to words than to people, his sense of reality is further altered by his condition. When he escapes from the hospital the night before his surgery, things and people he hardl...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1996

    "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. It is at the same time a serious look at the forces that midwife...

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    Science Fiction

    Dec-1996

    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 ...

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    General Fiction

    May-1996

    In pitch-perfect and compulsively readable prose, Burgess recreates the world of Elizabethan England--from the court and its intrigue to the theater and its genius--in this life of Christopher Marlowe, murdered in suspicious circumstances in a tavern...

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    General Fiction

    May-1996

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1996

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1996

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1989

    Included in this collection are eight short stories and a 110-page novella, "Hun", about the life and loves of Attila and his fight against the patricians of Rome. The author has written over 50 books including "Any Old Iron", "Earthly Powers" and "A...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1989

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1987

    This novel is one of Anthony Burgess's most accessible and entertaining works. By turns bawdy, raucous, tender and bittersweet, and full of music and songs, this is a warm and affectionate portrait of the working-class Lancashire of the 1920s and 193...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1986

    A Roman saga, taking in the excesses of Tiberius, Caligula and Nero and an irreverent account of the early days of Christianity. Sadoc, a dying shipping clerk, sets down for future generations a tale of epic proportions: he is charged with recounting...

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    Literary

    Jan-1986

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1984

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    Literary

    May-1984

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    Science Fiction

    1984

    "Inside Mr. Enderby" introduced to a captivated audience Burgess's dyspeptic poet, whose uniquely idiosyncratic, scatological brand of verse even won the genuine approval of T. S. Eliot. In his first clash with the outside world, Enderby is extracted...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1983

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1982

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1981

    Set in postwar Malaya at the time when people and governments alike are bemused and dazzled by the turmoil of independence, this three-part novel is rich in hilarious comedy and razor-sharp in observation. The protagonist of the work is Victor Crabbe...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1980

    Kenneth Toomey is an eminent novelist of dubious talent; Don Carlo Campanati is a man of God, a shrewd manipulator who rises through the Vatican to become the architect of church revolution and a candidate for sainthood. These two men are linked not ...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1979

    Here is a midsummer night s dream of a novel, Anthony Burgess in a mood of comic whimsy. A baronet, Sir Benjamin Drayton, has received a consignment of stone statues of gods and goddesses, including Venus. A ring slipped on Venus s finger by a young ...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1978

    Ingenious, chilling and darkly comic, 1985 combines a devastating critique of Orwell's 1984 with a terrifying vision of the future. As memorable as A Clockwork Orange, it is as powerful and unsettling as anything Burgess has written. First published ...

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    General Fiction

    1977

    Abba Abba is about two poets who may or may not have met in Rome in 1820-1821. One was John Keats, who was dying in a house on the Spanish Steps. The other was Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli a great poet, though little known outside Rome. The first part o...

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    Literary

    Jan-1976

    First Edition. A VG+ copy in a VG+ dust jacket. The book has small bumps to its corners. Rubbing along the bottoms of the covers. The dust jacket has rubs to its spine tips and corners. Light wear to its upper edges....

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    Literary

    Mar-1975

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1975

    Bound in the publisher's original black cloth with the front cover stamped in blind and the spine stamped in gilt. Cloth and dust jacket are rubbed at the extremities. Illustrated throughout with 13 drawings by the Brothers Quay....

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    General Fiction

    1974

    A grand and affectionate tragicomic symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte that teases and reweaves Napoleon s life into a pattern borrowed in liberty, equality, and fraternity from Beethoven s Third Eroica Symphony, in this rich, exciting, bawdy, and funny ...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1972

    Denis Hillier is an aging British agent based in Yugoslavia. His old school friend Roper has defected to the USSR to become one of the evil empire's great scientific minds. Hillier must bring Roper back to England or risk losing his fat retirement bo...

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    General Fiction

    1972

    "The situation as far as I'm concerned," says the young narrator-hero of "M/F," "is an interesting one. In two days in a strange country I've acquired a mother in the form of a Welsh-speaking Bird Queen who scares me. I've spent some hours in prison,...

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    Literary

    Nov-1971

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1968

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1967

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    General Fiction

    1966

    The playground of Mr. Burgess humor is a city to which his hero, Denham, J. W., businessman, forty, British, returns on leave from the Far East to find the face of England hardened into a standardized grimace. He is appalled by his observations in al...

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    Science Fiction

    1963

    A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after ark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal inv...

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    General Fiction

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    General Fiction

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