And if you haven't read Burgess's introduction to updated American text, you are missing out. https://thefloatinglibrary.com/2009/04/20/a-clockwork-orange-resucked/Happy birthday, you giggling sack of anal warts.
Here's a letter from Hunter Thompson to Anthony Burgess as a present.
Burgess was the author of A Clockwork Orange, by the way.
I've never read that but that missing end is part of the lore of the book and the movie. Iirc Kubrick was not originally aware of the 21st chapter but did become aware of it during the writing process and hated it (for what seems to me to be obvious reasons). There's a good chance that if his original copy had had that last chapter he never would have made the movie at all. The movie after all is not so much about Alex as a human being but Alex as a representation of societal evil. That evil cannot be wiped out without destroying something even more important -- choice. Burgess' concept for that last chapter butt ****s that theme with a pineapple.And if you haven't read Burgess's introduction to updated American text, you are missing out. https://thefloatinglibrary.com/2009/04/20/a-clockwork-orange-resucked/
I'm trying to work up the energy and time to tackle The Complete Enderby, but as of now, it just sits on my bookshelf.