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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Review: Lucky JimUser Review - Ian - Goodreads
Jim Dixon has fallen into a job at a red brick university lecturing on medieval history, which he, like most people, finds extremely dull. He is on a probation period, which means he has to be nice to ... Read full review
Review: Lucky JimUser Review - Chuck LoPresti - Goodreads
It's easy to call a book funny and it's also easy to consider who is making the claim and use your own judgement to determine the value of such a statement. This very well might be the funniest book ... Read full review