An undiscovered sequel to Anthony Burgess’ classic novel “A Clockwork Orange” has been found in the author’s archives.
The nonfiction 200-page work, "The Clockwork Condition", consists of a series of philosophical thoughts on the human condition. It reflects on young people encountering one style of violence as well as the influence of machines, notably television and mass media, on people in the 1970s
It was transferred from the author’s home in Italy's Bracciano after his death in 1993 to the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester, England, alongside several other works and possessions.
"It's not finished, but there is quite a lot there. If you put the book together, you can see what might have been,” Andrew Biswell, who works at the foundation and helped make the discovery, told CNN.
Biswell highlighted that Burgess referred to the titular "Clockwork Condition" as the state of "feeling alienated, partly because of the mass media.”
"In that sense it's a commentary about what's happening to him, and his own life had been turned upside down by the success of the film," he noted.