Amis: Lucky Jim

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First published in 1954, this comic novel follows the adventures, or misadventures, of Jim Dixon, a lecturer at a second-rate English university.

C$17.00
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Penguin Random House
EAN:
9780241956847
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'His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as a mausoleum. During the night, too, he'd somehow been on a cross-country run and then been expertly beaten up by secret police. He felt bad.'

Jim 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, 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...