John Anthony Burgess Wilson was an English novelist and critic. He was born in a small house in Harpurhey and was the son of a bookkeeper and part-time pianist. He was found lying in his cot when he was a baby with his mother and sister dead beside him. They were said to have been victims of the Spanish Flu. Anthony attended the Bishop Bilsborrow- Primary School, Moss Side, Xavier College and lastly
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and was published in 1962. Although this was among his best works, he had his own thoughts on it. In an interview done in 1981 in "Modern Fiction Studies" Burgess was quoted, "I'm not particularly proud of A Clockwork Orange because it has all the thoughts I rail against in fiction. It's didactic. It tends to pornography." John Anthony Burgess Wilson died in 1993 and will always be remembered by the remains of some of his classic works.