New York: Arbor House, 1985. First American Edition. Cloth. Tall 8vo, off white buckram, Mylar-protected dust jacket with red lettering, 379 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #663
A stimulating historical fiction by the brilliant author of the satirical classic The Clockwork Orange. Enormously gifted and energetic Anthony Burgess [John Anthony Burgess Wilson FRSL] was enormously prolific as a novelist, critic, essayist, translator, and musician. He wrote more than 250 works, Deeply Catholic, this novel deals with Sadoc, son of Azur, an aging shipping clerk who sets down his version of the foundation of Christianity.