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Anthony Burgess

Novelist Anthony Burgess

Full Name: John Anthony Burgess Wilson
Profession: Novelist


Biography: One of the best known English literary figures of the latter half of the twentieth century. Although predominantly a comic writer, his dystopian satire "A Clockwork Orange" remains his best known novel.

Born: February 25, 1917
Birthplace: Harpurhey, Manchester, England

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: November 22, 1993 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Cancer

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Married Life

  • 1942-01-22 Novelist Anthony Burgess (25) weds Llewela Jones

Historical Events

  • 1971-12-19 Stanley Kubrick's X-rated film "A Clockwork Orange" based on the book by Anthony Burgess and starring Malcolm McDowell premieres

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