- Good Novels (Authors A-F)
- Earthly Powers
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980.
"It was the afternoon of my eighty-first birthday, and I was in bed with my catamite when Ali announced that the archbishop had come to see me."
Who can resist the first sentence of this masterpiece, which weaves all of Burgess's previous works and life experiences into one epic saga of good versus evil.