Friday, June 2, 2017

Monaco 2017 - Centenary of the Birth of Anthony Burgess

ISSUE DATE: 27 February 2017 
STAMP SIZE: 40 x 31.7 mm
ENGRAVING: Elsa Catelin
STAMP DESIGN: Caroline Langdon Banks

British writer, musician and linguist Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) is best known as the author of The Clockwork Orange (1962), a science-fiction novel about youth violence set in a corrupt and cynical society of the future. It was brought to the big screen in 1971 by Stanley Kubrick. Anthony Burgess is one of the co-founders of the Princess Grace Irish Library, opened in Monaco in 1984. 

Stamp images and description thanks to:
OETP - Office des Émissions de Timbres-Poste

OETP - Monaco Post