Fiction & Literature Kingsley Amis Lucky Jim

ISBN 13: 9780140186307

Lucky Jim

3.79 avg rating
( 19,952 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140186307: Lucky Jim

In his send-up of the academic world, the author poked fun at the British way of life, and gave post-war fiction a new and enduring figure to laugh at.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Although Kingsley Amis's acid satire of postwar British academic life has lost some of its bite in the four decades since it was published, it's still a rewarding read. And there's no denying how big an impact it had back then--Lucky Jim could be considered the first shot in the Oxbridge salvo that brought us Beyond the Fringe, That Was the Week That Was, and so much more.

In Lucky Jim, Amis introduces us to Jim Dixon, a junior lecturer at a British college who spends his days fending off the legions of malevolent twits that populate the school. His job is in constant danger, often for good reason. Lucky Jim hits the heights whenever Dixon tries to keep a preposterous situation from spinning out of control, which is every three pages or so. The final example of this--a lecture spewed by a hideously pickled Dixon--is a chapter's worth of comic nirvana. The book is not politically correct (Amis wasn't either), but take it for what it is, and you won't be disappointed.

About the Author:

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 Moustache (1995), which was to be his last book. He published a variety of other work, writing about politics, education, language, films, restaurants and drink. Kingsley Amis received a knighthood in 1990, and died in October 1995.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Amis, Kingsley
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0140186301 ISBN 13: 9780140186307
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140186301 . Bookseller Inventory # HGT1245LLGG041917H0546P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.82
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kingsley Amis, David Lodge (Introduction)
Published by Penguin Classics (1993)
ISBN 10: 0140186301 ISBN 13: 9780140186307
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140186301

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10.80
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kingsley Amis
Published by Penguin Classics (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140186301 ISBN 13: 9780140186307
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140186301

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
25.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.09
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kingsley Amis
ISBN 10: 0140186301 ISBN 13: 9780140186307
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801401863071.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 19.28
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Amis, Kingsley
Published by Penguin Classics 1993-09-01 (1993)
ISBN 10: 0140186301 ISBN 13: 9780140186307
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics 1993-09-01, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised. 0140186301 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0140186301

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 19.24
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Amis, Kingsley
Published by Penguin Classics (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140186301 ISBN 13: 9780140186307
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140186301

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
24.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15.42
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Amis, Kingsley; Lodge, David [Introduction]
Published by Penguin Classics (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140186301 ISBN 13: 9780140186307
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Media Neat
(Glenview, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. newWe Ship Every Day! Free Tracking Number Included! International Buyers Are Welcome! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # 9999916478N

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
357.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 26.99
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds