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*Lucky Jim - Folio Edition

£25.99

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Second Editon.

This copy of Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis is in great condition, all pages are perfect. The top right corner of the front cover is bumped and there is very slight wear to the corners of the book.

Kingsley Amis's witty campus novel, Lucky Jim is a comedy that skewers the hypocrisies and vanities of 1950s academic life. 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.

Kingsley Amis (1922-1995), born in London, wrote poetry, criticism, and short stories, but is best remembered as the novelist whose works offered a comic deconstruction of post-war Britain. Amis explored his disillusionment with British society in novels such as Lucky Jim (1954) and That Uncertain Feeling (1955); his other works include The Green Man (1970) Stanley and the Women (1984), and The Old Devils (1986) which won the Booker Prize.

Binding Type: Case Bound.

Illustraitor: A. Richard Allen

Item details

Author(s):
Kingsley Amis
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
10" Length, 7" width, 2.3" depth
Edition:
Second Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
Second Printing 2012
Number of pages:
254
Publisher:
The Folio Society Ltd
Title:
Lucky Jiim

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Second Editon.

This copy of Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis is in great condition, all pages are perfect. The top right corner of the front cover is bumped and there is very slight wear to the corners of the book.

Kingsley Amis's witty campus novel, Lucky Jim is a comedy that skewers the hypocrisies and vanities of 1950s academic life. 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.

Kingsley Amis (1922-1995), born in London, wrote poetry, criticism, and short stories, but is best remembered as the novelist whose works offered a comic deconstruction of post-war Britain. Amis explored his disillusionment with British society in novels such as Lucky Jim (1954) and That Uncertain Feeling (1955); his other works include The Green Man (1970) Stanley and the Women (1984), and The Old Devils (1986) which won the Booker Prize.

Binding Type: Case Bound.

Illustraitor: A. Richard Allen

Author(s):
Kingsley Amis
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
10" Length, 7" width, 2.3" depth
Edition:
Second Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
Second Printing 2012
Number of pages:
254
Publisher:
The Folio Society Ltd
Title:
Lucky Jiim

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