- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN: 978-1-5261-6348-6
- Pages: 224
- Price: £80.00
- Published Date: July 2023
- Series: The Irwell Edition of the Works of Anthony Burgess
First published in 1974, this novel is a semi-autobiographical reflection on the author's experience of having been the subject of Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of A Clockwork Orange in 1971. This is the end of Enderby, Anthony Burgess's finest comic creation. Dyspeptic and obese, this is the account of his last day as a visiting professor in New York, and his last day on Earth.
The Irwell Edition of The Clockwork Testament will provide new information about the genesis of the novel, gleaned from a series of drafts and typescripts recently discovered in the archive of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF) in Manchester, as well as printing a deleted chapter for the first time in English.
General Editors' foreword
THE CLOCKWORK TESTAMENT
1. French Overture
2. 'American Policies in Vietnam'
3. Outlines of three novels
4. Reader's report on The Clockwork Testament
5. 'The Nature of Violence'
Editor and Author
Ákos Farkas is an associate professor at the School of English and American Studies (SEAS) of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)