In "That Uncertain Feeling" by Kingsley Amis, competition is stiff for the position of sub-librarian in Aberdarcy Library. For John Lewis, the situation is complicated by the attentions of daunting and desirable village socialite, Elizabeth Gruffyd-Williams, who is married to a member of the local Council. Pursuing an affair with her whilst ...Read MoreIn "That Uncertain Feeling" by Kingsley Amis, competition is stiff for the position of sub-librarian in Aberdarcy Library. For John Lewis, the situation is complicated by the attentions of daunting and desirable village socialite, Elizabeth Gruffyd-Williams, who is married to a member of the local Council. Pursuing an affair with her whilst keeping his job prospects alive is John's predicament, as he finds himself running down Welsh country lanes at midnight in a wig and dress, resisting the advances of local drunks and suffering the long speeches of a 'nut-faced' clergyman. At times tenderly satirical and at times riotously slap-stick, Amis sends up an array of rural stereotypes in this story about a man who doesn't know what he wants. Kingsley Amis' (1922-95) works take a humorous yet highly critical look at British society, especially in the period following the end of World War II. Born in London, Amis explored his disillusionment in novels such as "That Uncertain Feeling" (1955). His other works include "The Green Man" (1970), "Stanley and the Women" (1984), and "The Old Devils" (1986), which won the Booker Prize. Amis also wrote poetry, criticism, and short stories.Read Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Very Good. The author's second novel. First American edition. This copy belonged to Pearl Kazin (literary editor and wife of the noted sociologist Daniel Bell) and bears her name on the front free endpaper. Light edge wear and aging, else very good in blue cloth. No dust jacket.
Acceptable. Ex-library. No dust jacket. Moderate cover and spine wear. Stains on book edge. Loose binding. General interior wear with heavy foxing and light markings. Good reading copy. Specials aJD All items shipped to US include delivery confirmation. Thanks for looking!
Good in GOOD jacket. 1955. 254 pages. Red cloth boards with gilt to spine. Lightly yellowed pages throughout book. Firm binding. Light rubbing to boards. Scuffs along edges of boards and to headband. Light rubbing and tanning across jacket. Some small nicks to edges of DJ.
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