A clockwork original: McMaster University bought manuscript of iconic dystopian novel for $250
In the bowels of Hamilton’s McMaster University research archives sits the original manuscript of A Clockwork Orange, typed by Anthony Burgess and featuring his hand-written corrections, notations and illustrations.
“The McMaster typescript is the only surviving text of the novel. Burgess wrote directly on the typewriter and made handwritten corrections on the typescript later,” said Andrew Biswell, director of the U.K.-based International Anthony Burgess Foundation. (Photos Glenn Lowson for National Post)