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ISBN: 0241956846 / ISBN-13: 9780241956847

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 Books Ltd) – Paperback (2012)
    by Kingsley Amis

    Lucky Jim

    Paperback, Penguin Books Ltd
    2012
    272 pages

    ISBN: 0241956846
    ISBN-13: 9780241956847

    '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 ... Show more

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
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 ... More

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