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ISBN: 0141182598 / ISBN-13: 9780141182599

Lucky Jim

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

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  • Lucky Jim (Penguin Classics) – Mass-market paperback (2000)
    by Kingsley Amis, David Lodge (Introduction by)

    Lucky Jim

    Mass-market paperback, Penguin Classics
    2000
    English
    272 pages

    ISBN: 0141182598
    ISBN-13: 9780141182599

    Kingsley Amis' witty campus novel, "Lucky Jim" is a comedy that skewers the hypocrisies and vanities of 1950s academic life. This "Penguin Modern Classics" edition contains an introduction by David Lodge. 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 ... Show more

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Icewoman

A Humorous Read!

by Icewoman on Jul 13, 2007

Lucky Jim is the story of James Dixon as he struggles to overcome his vices and find his voice. Unexpected turns and humorous twists bring the reader into the story of this born loser, struggling within the education system. This book is highly recommended for its entertaining commentary on the generational gap in colleges and universities, which is perhaps as applicable today as it was at the book's post-WWII release.

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