Jim Tierney’s oldschool design for A Tale of Two Cities.
Leanne Shapton illustrated book covers - these are gorgeous. Especially Lolita and The Stranger covers.
The Modern Library’s reissues of Truman Capote classics
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
George Orwell, 1984
A Clockwork Orange (1962) by Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Penguin Books
In this nightmare vision of youth in revolt, fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency and the State tries to reform him – but at what cost?
Social prophecy? Black comedy? A study of free will? A Clockwork Orange is all of these. It is also a dazzling experiment in language, as Burgess creates ‘nadsat’, the teenage slang of a not-too-distant future.