Anthony Burgess



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    General Fiction

    Nov-2017

    The title is taken from a line spoken by Mark Antony in Antony and Cleopatra II. vi.49-52: 'The beds i' the east are soft; and thanks to you,/That call'd me timelier than my purpose hither;/For I have gain'd by 't....

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2017

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2017

    Time for a Tiger is part one of Anthony Burgess's Malayan Trilogy The Long Day Wanes, "the first panel of a triptych" set in the twilight of British rule of the peninsula. The title alludes to an advertising slogan for Tiger beer, then, as...

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    Literary

    Mar-2017

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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

    This fascinating early work by Anthony Burgess is a delightful fantasy, blending classical myth and farce. Displaying a high degree of verbal ingenuity and intelligence, Burgess effortlessly plays with ideas to create a riotous comedy that is ultimat...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1999

    Janet Shirley was always impressed by her husband. Even before he began using his special talent to change their lives beyond recognition. The thing is, Janet doesn't want their lives to change that much - she's quite happy, working at the supermarke...

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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

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    Science Fiction

    Dec-1996

    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 homosexualit...

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    General Fiction

    May-1996

    'One of the most productive, imaginative and risk-taking of writers... It is a clever, sexually explicit, fast-moving, full blooded yarn' Irish Times A Dead Man in Deptford re-imagines the riotous life and suspicious death of Christopher Marlowe...

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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

    Following the death of her father, an irregularly employed pianist, Ellen Henshaw becomes a high-class prostitute in Paris during the 1930s and then founds a chain of schools to instruct men in the arts of love and music...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1986

    Who, I ask you, wants to drag his bones out of the earth, reclothed in flesh which, in some foul magic of reversal, is regurgitated by the worms, in order that his eyes may see God? Who, I ask you, wants to live for ever? Sadoc son of Azor, a ...

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    Literary

    Jan-1986

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1984

    A futuristic account of the world's end is composed of three narrative strands presented as if viewed simultaneously, featuring historical and fictional figures, and shifting from New York, to Vienna, to outer space...

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    Literary

    May-1984

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    Science Fiction

    1984

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1983

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1982

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1981

    A sweetly satiric look at the twilight days of colonialism. 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 ...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1980

    An exploration of the very essence of power centers on two men who represent different types of earthly power--one an eminent novelist and well-known homosexual, the other a man of God who rises through the Vatican hierarchy...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1979

    “This romp through a rural English manor and its ritualistic mannerisms is a glittering entertainment, a grab-bag of allusions, images, and rhetorical gems that Burgess (an opulent king of the Queen’s English) profligately casts away like mere ba...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1978

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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

    1974

    NAPOLEON SYMPHONY by Anthony Burgess, Alfred A. Knopf, 1974, First Edition, First Printing, X-LIBRARY, Very Good/Near Fine. This is an Ex-LIBRARY Book. It is a Collectible, Hardcover book and dust jacket. The book has the usual Library markings. Ther...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1972

    A brilliantly funny spy novel from the author of the ground-breaking A Clockwork Orange. 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 scient...

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    General Fiction

    1972

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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

    “Mr. Burgess has invented complex, varying people, and he has moved them well, giving them much to suffer and to do. . . .In the closing pages, Burgess has set off a wild joke in which all his themes―poetry, England, race, love―crackle and spar...

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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

    Among Shakespeare's many biographers none brings to his subject more passion and feeling for the creative act than Anthony Burgess. He breathes life into Shakespeare the man and invigorates his times. His portrait of the age builds upon an almost per...

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