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The Best Anthony Burgess Books

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List RulesVote for the Anthony Burgess novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Anthony Burgess books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Anthony Burgess is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Anthony Burgess who want to know which novels they should start reading first. Burgess is the author of one of the most brilliant, iconic books of all time, and it will surely keep you glued to the page. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.List ranges from A Clockwork Orange to Inside Mr. Enderby, plus much more. What are Anthony Burgess's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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    A Clockwork Orange

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1962

    SubjectsBrainwashing, Classics

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Utopian and dystopian fiction, Satire, Dystopia, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 2
    37
    8

    Inside Mr. Enderby

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1963

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Comic novel, Comedy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 3
    37
    11

    Earthly Powers

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1980

    SubjectsEngland

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Historical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4

    First Published1974

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5
    23
    2

    Enderby Outside

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1968-05

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Comic novel, Comedy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    21
    2

    Time for a Tiger

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1956

    SubjectsBritish Cuisine

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7
    21
    2

    Honey for the Bears

    Anthony Burgess

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

  • 8
    19
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    The Right to an Answer

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1960

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Comic novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 9
    21
    2

    Any Old Iron

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1989

    SubjectsWales

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

  • 10
    22
    8

    The Wanting Seed

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1962

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Utopian and dystopian fiction, Dystopia

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 11
    18
    4

    M/F

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1971

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Comic novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    23
    11

    The Doctor Is Sick

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1960

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Comic novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 14
    13
    4

    A Mouthful of Air

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1992-10

    SubjectsLinguistics

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15
    7
    2

    First Published1958

    SubjectsBritish Cuisine

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 16

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

  • 17
    11
    2

    Abba Abba

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1977-05

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Historical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 18

    First Published1998-12

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 19
    13
    7

    Language Made Plain

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1964-12

    SubjectsLinguistics

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 20
    9
    2

    Beds in the East

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1959

    SubjectsBritish Cuisine

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    0
    2

    Oberon Old and New

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1985-10-24

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 22
    6
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    Beard's Roman Women

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1976

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 23

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 24
    11
    11

    1985

    Anthony Burgess

    First Published1978-10-01

    Genres (Book)Utopian and dystopian fiction, Dystopia

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    7
    6

    One Hand Clapping

    Lise Leroux, Anthony Burgess

    First Published1961

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language