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 - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing
Waugh with a little dash of Wodehouse. Very clever. Jim Dixon has many interesting traits: laziness, drunkenness, lust, dishonesty . 'You gotta love this wonderfully funny beta-male. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - stillatim - LibraryThing
This book was weird for me, because although I knew it was about (making fun of) social classes in some way, I couldn't work out which class or classes it was about. I don't mean "is this mocking the ... Read full review