A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
by Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange Allusions & Cultural References

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literature, Philosophy, and Mythology

Aristotle (1.1.8)
P. B. Shelley (1.1.26)

Historical References

Henry VIII (1.1.26)

Pop Culture

Berti Laski (1.1.10)
Elvis Presley (1.1.26)
Jonny Zhivago (1.3.3)
Friedrich Gitterfenster (1.3.3)
Geoffrey Plautus (1.3.26)
Mozart (1.3.28, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.6.74, 3.7.52)
J. S. Bach (1.3.28, 2.1.9, 2.1.23)
Claudius Birdman (1.4.24)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1.4.24. 1.4.26, 1.4.34, 1.5.30, 1.6.14, 1.6.15, 1.7.15, 2.2.11, 2.6.3, 2.6.5, 2.6.19, 3.2.6, 3.5.13, 3.6.74, 3.6.76)
G. F. Handel (2.1.9, 2.2.11, 2.6.19)
Adrian Schweigselber (2.1.12)
Otto Skadelig (3.5.41)
Arthur Schoenberg (3.6.74)
Carl Orff (3.6.74)
Felix Mendelsohhn (3.7.52)

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