Take A Girl Like You

byKingsley AmisIntroduction byChristian Lorentzen

April 28, 2015|
Take A Girl Like You by Kingsley Amis
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Take a Girl Like You may well be Kingsley Amis’s most ambitious reckoning with the serious subject at the heart of his work: the sheer squalor—emotional, material, sexual, you name it—of modern life. It also introduces one of the rare unqualified good guys in Amis’s rogue-ridden world: Jenny Bunn, a girl from the (English) north country come south to teach school in a small smug town where she hopes to find love and fortune. Jenny is a beauty and men and women are crazy about her, most of all handsome Patrick Standish, who Jenny also likes. But Jenny and Patrick live in a world where it’s becoming ridiculously difficult—disastrously difficult—to sort out the claims of sex and the claims of love.

Kingsley Amis (1922–1995) was a popular and prolific British novelist, poet, and critic, widely regarded as one of the greatest satirical writers of the twentieth century. Born in suburban South London, the only child of a clerk in the office of the mustard-maker Colman’s, he went to the City of London School on the Thames before winni...
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Title:Take A Girl Like YouFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8.02 X 5.04 X 0.71 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.02 X 5.04 X 0.71 inPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590177606

ISBN - 13:9781590177600

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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