Penguin Essentials Lucky Jim by Kingsley AmisPenguin Essentials Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

Penguin Essentials Lucky Jim

byKingsley Amis

Mass Market Paperback | May 29, 2012

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'His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as a mausoleum. During the night, too, he'd somehow been on a cross-country run and then been expertly beaten up by secret police. He felt bad.' Jix Dixon has a terrible job at a second-rate university. His life is full of things he could happily do without: the tedious and ridiculous Professor Welch, a neurotic and unstable girlfriend, Margaret, burnt sheets, medieval recorder music and over-enthusiastic students. If he can just deliver a lecture on 'Merrie England', a moderately successful career surely awaits him. But without luck, life is never simple . . .
Kingsley Amis was born in London in 1922, educated at City of London School and St John's College, Oxford, and worked for a time as a university lecturer. Following the publication of Lucky Jim in 1954 he wrote over twenty novels, including The Alteration (1976), The Old Devils (1986), winner of the Booker Prize, and The Biographer's M...
Title:Penguin Essentials Lucky JimFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.12 × 4.34 × 0.68 inPublished:May 29, 2012Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241956846

ISBN - 13:9780241956847

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright This was an okay book. I read it for english class. I'm not sure I really enjoyed it, but it was an interesting look into the life of those involved in English universities.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites A hilarious book about an everyday fellow dealing with dusty academics and trying to avoid a romantic entanglement along with the rest of the things in his life that seem to have happened by accident. A great story.
Date published: 2016-11-24