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 only improved by pulling faces behind the backs of his superiors as he tries desperately to survive provincial bourgeois society, an unbearable 'girlfriend' and petty humiliation at the hands of Professor Welch.
Lucky Jim is one of the most famous and influential of all British post-War novels.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - crazy4novels - LibraryThing
This was Amis' first novel, published in 1954, and I consider it to be the granddaddy of the genre. Lucky Jim isn't so lucky -- he's on the verge of losing his junior teaching position at a second ... Read full review
Review: Lucky JimUser Review - K. Davies - Goodreads
I found it funny, hilarious at times, and beautifully written, and that's enough of a reason to read it, wonderful when you just want to escape anything serious. It seems to have caused ripples at the ... Read full review