DYK: Is it true Kubrick changed the ending of the ”A Clockwork Orange” book?

0 Posted by - April 25, 2014 - DYK

No. The original version of the book has 21 chapters. Back in 1962, the American publisher decided not to include the last chapter, as the novel would then finish on an ambiguous note. Burgess, whilst not pleased at the interference, accepted the change. Kubrick’s film was adapted from the version of the book published in the United States, and therefore the movie has a different ending. The novel was eventually released in a new edition that restored the last chapter.

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