Modern Classics Lucky Jim

byKingsley AmisForeword byDavid Lodge

May 30, 2000|
Modern Classics Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
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''A brilliantly and preposterously funny book'' Guardian

''A flawless comic novel ... I loved it then, as I do now. It has always made me laugh out loud'' Helen Dunmore, The Times


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 stave off the unwelcome advances of fellow lecturer Margaret, 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. Inspired by Amis''s friend, the poet Philip Larkin, Jim Dixon is a timeless comic character, adrift in a hopelessly gauche and pretentious world, in a witty campus novel that skewers the hypocrisies and vanities of 1950s academic life.

With an introduction by David Lodge
Kingsley Amis''s (1922-1995) works take a humorous yet highly critical look at British society, especially in the period following the end of the Second World War. Born in London, Amis explored his disillusionment in novels such as That Uncertain Feeling (1955). His other works include The Green Man (1970), Stanley and the Women (1984)...
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Title:Modern Classics Lucky Jim
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 7.78 X 5.1 X 0.61 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 7.78 X 5.1 X 0.61 in
Published:May 30, 2000
Publisher:Penguin Uk
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780141182599

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