'A Clockwork Orange' is Published

Thus hyped up, Alex and his hyped-up droogs prowl the town and kick in the keeshkas (tripes) of a lewdie, nearly murder an old shopkeeper for a few polly (pounds) and cancers (cigarettes). They invade the country house of a writer, like Burgess himself, the author of a novel called A Clockwork Orange, and force him to look on while they rape his wife. Alex's sole link with humanity seems to be his love for "Ludwig van," especially the Choral Ninth. While his pee and em (parents) are at work, he perversely violates two small girls (Alex himself is only 15) while Beethoven gives out with the Ninth on the record player.

A Clockwork Orange (1962) is a dystopian novel by Anthony Burgess.

The title is taken from an old Cockney expression, "as queer as a clockwork orange", and alludes to the prevention of the main character's exercise of his free will through the use of a classical conditioning technique. With this technique, the subject’s emotional responses to violence are systematically paired with a negative stimulation in the form of nausea caused by an emetic medicine administered just before the presentation of films depicting "ultra-violent" situations. Written from the perspective of a seemingly biased and unapologetic protagonist, the novel also contains an experiment in language: Burgess creates a new speech that is the teenage slang of the not-too-distant future.