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The 21st chapter was omitted from the editions published in the United States prior to 1986 .< ref > Burgess, Anthony ( 1986 ) A Clockwork Orange Resucked in < u > A Clockwork Orange </ u >, W. W. Norton & Company, New York .</ ref > In the introduction to the updated American text ( these newer editions include the missing 21st chapter ), Burgess explains that when he first brought the book to an American publisher, he was told that U. S. audiences would never go for the final chapter, in which Alex sees the error of his ways, decides he has lost all energy for and thrill from violence and resolves to turn his life around ( a slow-ripening but classic moment of metanoia — the moment at which one's protagonist realises that everything he thought he knew was wrong ).
Anthony Burgess writes that " Australian English may be thought of as a kind of fossilised Cockney of the Dickensian era.
In the essay section of his novel 1985, Anthony Burgess states that Orwell got the idea for Big Brother from advertising billboards for educational correspondence courses from a company called Bennett's, current during World War II.
In 1980, Anthony Burgess, author of Earthly Powers, refused to attend the ceremony unless it was confirmed to him in advance whether he had won.
In 1963, Philby was revealed to be a member of the spy ring now known as the Cambridge Five, the other members of which were Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt, and John Cairncross.
A number of respected writers of mainstream literature have written science fiction, including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwells Nineteen Eighty-Four, Anthony Burgess ' A Clockwork Orange and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.
Trinity alumni include six British prime ministers ( all Tory or Whig / Liberal ), British King George VI, several heads of other nations, physicists Isaac Newton and Niels Bohr, philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell ( whom it expelled before reaccepting ), and Soviet spies Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, and Anthony Blunt.
Anthony Burgess, who included a complex fictional portrait of Maugham in the novel Earthly Powers, praised his influence.