Penguin Essentials Lucky Jim

May 29, 2012|
Penguin Essentials Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
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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''s (1922-95) works take a humorous yet highly critical look at British society, especially in the period following the end of World War II. 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), and The ...
Title:Penguin Essentials Lucky Jim
Product dimensions:256 pages, 7.1 X 4.4 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 7.1 X 4.4 X 0.7 in
Published:May 29, 2012
Publisher:Penguin Uk
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780241956847

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