Publication Date: 05/04/2012 ISBN: 9780241956847 Category:

Lucky Jim

Kingsley Amis

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 05/04/2012 ISBN: 9780241956847 Category:
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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 . . .

Publisher Review

A brilliant and preposterously funny book * Guardian * It has always made me laugh out loud . . . a flawless comic novel' -- Helen Dunmore * The Times * A seminal campus novel -- David Lodge

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