Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess was born in Harpurhey, Manchester, England on February 25th, 1917 and passed away at the age of 76 on November 22nd, 1993.

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Anthony Burgess Stats: The highest rated book by Anthony Burgess on Book Notification is A Clockwork Orange, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Anthony Burgess on Book Notification is A Clockwork Orange, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is The Pianoplayers, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of Anthony Burgess books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of The Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy Books in Publication Order

List of Enderby Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
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1956
2
1960
3
1960
4
1961
5
1961
6
1961
7
7.71962
8
1963
9
1963
10
1964
11
1964
12
1965
13
1966
14
1971
15
1974
16
1976
17
1976
18
1976
19
1977
20
1978
21
1979
22
1980
23
1980
24
1982
25
1986
26
1989
27
1991
28
1993
29
1995

List of Standalone Plays in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1964
2
1965
3
1966
4
1967
5
1967
6
1970
7
1973
8
1976
9
1978
10
1982
11
1982
12
1983
13
1984
14
1985
15
1986
16
1987
17
1990
18
1991
19
1992

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Anthony Burgess Anthologies in Publication Order

Anthony Burgess: Biography

Anthony Burgess (John Burgess Wilson) was born on February 25th, 1917. Anthony passed away November 22nd, 1993 at 76 years old. Anthony Burgess was born in Harpurhey, Manchester, England.

Anthony Burgess (John Burgess Wilson) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 29 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1956 with the novel The Wanting Seed. The most recently released novel was Byrne which was released in 1995.

Anthony Burgess also wrote the Non-Fiction series which has 19 books including Language Made Plain and Here Comes Everybody.

Anthony Burgess: Awards & Accolades

Burgess' book, Earthly Powers was nominated for the Booker Prize, Best Fiction Book, in 1980.

Anthony Burgess: TV/Movies Based on Books

The most famous adaptation of Anthony Burgess' work is A Clockwork Orange, but what many people don't know is that it was actually adapted by Andy Warhol before it made its way to Stanley Kubrick. The film was 1965's Vinyl and is well known as the first film appearance of Edie Sedgwick. That adaptation had an incredible soundtrack, featuring The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Isley Brothers, and Martha and the Candellas.

Of course, the more famous adaptation is Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film. The movie remains famous to this day for the disturbing and violent imagery. It was controversial at the time of release, but still managed four Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture. It has since been selected by the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for film preservation. It has made numerous lists of the best films of all-time.

Burgess himself found the film to be brilliant, but felt that it went too far. He eventually distanced himself from the film and Stanley Kubrick after Burgess had to defend the film from critics who thought it glorified violence. Burgess had put in Christian moral points into the story, but it still outraged Christian organizations. Burgess had no involvement in the film with the film's production, but he was still left to answer for it. In fact, the author only made $500 from the rights to the adaptation.

A Clockwork Orange was the only work of Burgess' to be made into a film. However, he wrote numerous screenplays during his career that were made into film. He also was a co-writer on the TV series Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Anthony Burgess are:

  1. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  2. George Orwell, author of the novel: 1984.
  3. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter Series.
  4. Ray Bradbury, author of the novel: Fahrenheit 451.
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings Series.

Anthony Burgess: F.A.Q

When was Anthony Burgess Born?

Anthony Burgess was born on February 25th, 1917.

When did Anthony Burgess die?

Anthony Burgess died on November 22nd, 1993 at 76 years old.

Where was Anthony Burgess Born?

Anthony Burgess was born in Harpurhey, Manchester, England.

What was the first book Anthony Burgess wrote?

The first novel written by Anthony Burgess was The Wanting Seed, published in 1956.

What was the most recent book Anthony Burgess wrote?

His most recently released work was One Man's Chorus on January 1st, 1998.

How many books has Anthony Burgess written?

Anthony Burgess has written 64 books. 3 books in The Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy Series, 4 books in the Enderby Series, 29 Standalone Novels, 4 Standalone Novels, 19 books in the Non-Fiction, 5 books in the Short Story Collections.

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