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A Clockwork Orange | Study Guide

Anthony Burgess

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Author

Anthony Burgess

Year Published

1962

Type

Novella

Perspective and Narrator

Alex, the novel's teenaged protagonist, is the first-person narrator of A Clockwork Orange.

Tense

A Clockwork Orange is narrated in past tense.

About the Title

Burgess wrote that A Clockwork Orange's title comes from Cockney slang, "as queer [strange] as a clockwork orange," meaning something that is unnatural or bizarre, like the combination of an orange—something that grows—and a machine.

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