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Kingsley Amis - Lucky Jim (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Lucky Jim is a novel by Kingsley Amis, first published in 1954 by Victor Gollancz. It was Amis's first novel and won the 1955 Somerset Maugham Award for fiction.

The novel follows the exploits of the eponymous James Dixon, a reluctant lecturer at an unnamed provincial English university.

Jim Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of Britain's new red brick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons. As long as Jim can survive a madrigal-singing weekend at Professor Welch's, deliver a lecture on 'Merrie England' and resist Christine, the hopelessly desirable girlfriend of Welch's awful son Bertrand.

Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, Lucky Jim remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as when it first scandalised readers.

  • Format : Slightly Smaller 2nd Hand Paperback.
  • Condition : Good (Some immovable sticker residue on back cover, otherwise Very Good)
  • Category : Fiction - Humorous Fiction
  • Published : 1954 (This Ed. 2001)
  • ISBN : 9780141006109
  • SKU : B001594
  • PPC : LL200gm
  • RRP : £5.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Remarkable for its relentless skewering of artifice and pretension, Lucky Jim also contains some of the finest comic set pieces in the language." - The Guardian.

The Author

Sir Kingsley William Amis CBE was an English novelist, poet, critic and teacher. He wrote more than 20 novels, six volumes of poetry, a memoir, short stories, radio and television scripts, and works of social and literary criticism.

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