Posted on April 25, 2019 at 8:28 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
An unfinished sequel to A Clockwork Orange has been found among author Anthony Burgess’s papers.
The Clockwork Condition was written in 1972 and 1973, according to the Guardian, after the film adaptation of A Clockwork Orange had been withdrawn for supposedly inspiring copycat crimes.
Burgess did mention a sequel in a 1975 interview but underplayed its progress; in reality, his draft is a two-hundred-page mixture of typewritten copy, notes, and outlines.
After his 1993 death, his archives found their way to the Burgess Foundation, whose director made this most recent discovery.
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