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Study Guide for Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange including chapter summary, character analysis, and more. Learn all about A Clockwork Orange, ask questions, and get the answers you need.
Author: Anthony Burgess
Year Published: 1962
Perspective and Narrator:
Alex, the novel's teenaged protagonist, is the first-person narrator of A Clockwork Orange.
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.