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A Clockwork Orange becomes an iPad app

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Rather ironic (or fitting) that a futuristic tale has made its way onto (arguably) a format of the future. We’re talking about A Clockwork Orange, which is now an iPad app courtesy of Random House.

The book was first published in 1962, so the 50th anniversary is the perfect time to offer up an interactive version of Anthony Burgess’ classic.

That version presents the text of the novel as Anthony Burgess originally wrote it, alongside an array of additional material and a new foreword by Martin Amis, along with a prologue and epilogue by Anthony Burgess.

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

You can also check out the previously unpublished full original 1961 typescript with annotations, illustrations and musical scores, along with exclusive material taken from the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and the Random House archives, helping to trace the novel’s development from manuscript to masterpiece.

There’s also audio clips of the author discussing his work and reading from the text, leading Anthony Burgess scholars and famous fans discussing A Clockwork Orange in a series of specially commissioned videos and of course, material covering Stanley Kubrick’s controversial film adaptation

If you are a fan, this is for you. Quite pricey for an app though, retailing for £9.99 from Apple’s app store.

Find out more at the iTunes website