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The Resource Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Keith Gessen

Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Keith Gessen

Label
Lucky Jim
Title
Lucky Jim
Statement of responsibility
Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Keith Gessen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1954, this book is a hilarious satire of British university life. It is a young man's book, in fact a book of two young men. They are not exactly angry young men, but they are extremely irritable. College friends with similar backgrounds, they graduated from both Oxford University and World War II to find themselves in an England in terminal decline. It has lost overseas possessions that had once been its pride, and the people in charge are snobs and incompetents. Worst of all, no one seems to appreciate the young men's genius: neither the women they meet not the publishers to whom they send their works. "Lucky Jim" Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of the new red brick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons as long as Jim can keep in with eccentric Professor Welch, survive a madrigal-singing weekend, deliver a lecture on 'Merrie England' and resist Christine, the hopelessly desirable girlfriend of Welch's awful son, Bertrand. Here the reader is lead through a gallery of English bores, cranks, frauds, and neurotics with whom Jim must contend in order to hold on to his cushy academic perch and win the girl of his fancy
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Amis, Kingsley
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6001.M6
LC item number
L8 2012
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College teachers
  • Single men
Label
Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Keith Gessen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn792941552
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 264 pages
Isbn
9781590175750
Lccn
2012016599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)792941552
Label
Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Keith Gessen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn792941552
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 264 pages
Isbn
9781590175750
Lccn
2012016599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)792941552

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