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Lucky Jim (Penguin Decades)


Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling.

Kingsley Amis’s Lucky Jim was published in 1954, and is a hilarious satire of British university life. Jim Dixon is bored by his job as a medieval history lecturer. His days are…


Lucky Jim

Pub Date : 2010-04-01 | Author : Kingsley Amis | Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780141046716
ISBN 13 : 0141046716

Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misu..


The Healing Party

Pub Date : 2016-05-30 | Author : Micheline Lee | Publisher : Black Inc.

ISBN 10 : 9781863958431
ISBN 13 : 1863958436

Estranged from her family, Natasha is making a life for herself in Darwin when her sister calls with bad news. Their mother is ill, and has only a few months to live. Confused and ..


Girl 20

Pub Date : 2013-09-17 | Author : Kingsley Amis | Publisher : New York Review of Books

ISBN 10 : 9781590176900
ISBN 13 : 1590176901

Kingsley Amis, along with being the funniest English writer of his generation was a great chronicler of the fads and absurdities of his age, and Girl, 20 is a delightfully incisive..


The Green Man

Pub Date : 2013 | Author : Kingsley Amis | Publisher : New York Review of Books

ISBN 10 : 9781590176160
ISBN 13 : 1590176162

Maurice Allington has reached middle age and is haunted by death. As he says, “I honestly can't see why everybody who isn't a child, everybody who's theoretically old enough to h..


The Alteration

Pub Date : 2011-09-30 | Author : Kingsley Amis | Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9781446414699
ISBN 13 : 1446414698

Hubert Anvil is a 10 year old boy blessed with the voice of an angel. The Church hierarchy decrees that Hubert should be turned into a castrato - an alteration that could bring Hub..


The 1970s A Decade Of Contemporary British Fiction

Pub Date : 2014-02-27 | Author : Nick Hubble | Publisher : A&C Black

ISBN 10 : 9781623563851
ISBN 13 : 1623563852

How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1970s shape Contemporary British Fiction? Exploring the impact of events like the Cold War, miners' strikes and ..


Scenes From Provincial Life

Pub Date : 2010-04-01 | Author : William Cooper | Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780141958019
ISBN 13 : 0141958014

Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misu..


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