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

Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Keith Gessen

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Lucky Jim
Title
Lucky Jim
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Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Keith Gessen
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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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Title
Lucky Jim
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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. A hilarious satire on the British educational establishment, Lucky Jim is a book for anyone who has been a student, anyone who has been to university and anyone who has come to hate a job they have to keep.
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Award
Somerset Maugham Award, 1955.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6001.M6
LC item number
L8 2012
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930
Literary form
novels
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Series statement
New York Review Books classics
Target audience
adult
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Kingsley Amis ; with an introduction by David Lodge
Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Keith Gessen
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Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Keith Gessen
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Originally published in 1954
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Extent
xx, 264 pages
Isbn
9781590175750
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2012016599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
cat13
System control number
  • ocn792941552
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Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. MillerBorrow it
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