Most widely held works about Kingsley Amis
Most widely held works by Kingsley Amis
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
229 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 16 languages and held by 3,057 libraries worldwide
A humorous novel about an amiable opportunist who finds himself, after the war, in the improbable role of an instructor in medieval history at one of Britain's new redbrick universities in a small British village.
The old devils : a novel by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
48 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,880 libraries worldwide
"When Alun Weaver and his wife, Rhiannon, a famous beauty in her day, move into a quiet retirement community, they find it peopled by friends from former days."--Audio cassette container.
The New Oxford book of light verse ( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 1,771 libraries worldwide
The Green man by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
62 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,769 libraries worldwide
The alcoholic owner of an English countryside inn divides his time between trying to seduce the female guests and telling tales of ghosts rumored to haunt the inn. After an encounter with a spirit, the man and his cohorts realize that the ghosts are not only real, but after them as well.
One fat Englishman by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
62 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,479 libraries worldwide
The folks that live on the hill : a novel by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 1,450 libraries worldwide
Mild-mannered Harry Caldecote, a retired librarian, is determined to protect his time and privacy, but his sense of responsibility for an assortment of extended family members and friends leads to a life of adventure.
The Russian girl by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
26 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,418 libraries worldwide
A drawing room comedy featuring Richard Vaisey, an English expert on Russian literature, who falls for a Russian poetess. He is reluctant to leave his wife because she has lots of money and when he finally takes the plunge he discovers, to his regret, she also has lots of imagination--for revenge.
What became of Jane Austen? And other questions by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
20 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 1,387 libraries worldwide
Jake's thing by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
40 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,369 libraries worldwide
In this fairly outrageous and definitely funny story of Jake and his lost libido, Kingsley Amis takes some well-aimed swipes at the crankier fringes of psychotherapy and at sex--1970s style.
Ending up by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
29 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman d'humour. Roman de société.
The Anti-Death League by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
47 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,295 libraries worldwide
Amid preparations for Operation Apollo, secret agent Brian Leonard meet James Churchill who has "gone round-the-bend for a parole from the mental ward," "a widowed beauty..., an unfocused psychiatrist, an unbelieving chaplain, and a charming alcoholic."--Container.
The alteration by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
32 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 1,246 libraries worldwide
An alternative history novel set in a world in which the Protestant Reformation never took place. Hubert Anvil is a singer in the choir of St. George's Basilica whose life is thrown into chaos when his teachers and the Church hierarchy decree that the boy's voice is too precious to sacrifice to puberty. Despite his own misgivings, he must undergo castration, the alteration of the title, in order to preserve it. Will he escape this turn of fate?
Stanley and the women by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
29 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,245 libraries worldwide
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Take a girl like you by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
100 editions published between 1960 and 9999 in 6 languages and held by 1,212 libraries worldwide
It's the summer of 1959, the dawn of an era of unprecedented freedom for women. Jenny Bunn is taking a new job as a primary school teacher. She's new to town and it's not long before she's spotted by local wolf Patrick Standish. Although flirty and mischievous, Jenny is a 'nice' girl. When Patrick pounces on her, she firmly tells him no. But Patrick has never wanted a girl as much as he does Jenny. Their tangled affair plays out against a backdrop of the boarding schools, cricket pitches and country houses of provincial England and the sleazy jazz and strip clubs of London's Soho.
Difficulties with girls : a novel by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
Set in London during the mid-1960s. Tim is unsure whether he likes girls at all, Eric and Stevie have more difficulties with one another than they do with girls and Patrick succumbs all too easily to temptation.
I like it here by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
58 editions published between 1958 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 libraries worldwide
Comic novel about a family transported from London to Portugal where their worst dreams are realized.
New maps of hell; a survey of science fiction by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
26 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
Girl, 20 by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
42 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,062 libraries worldwide
I want it now by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
39 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in 7 languages and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
Fame, money and repeated of sex are the three ambitions of Ronnie Appleyard, a successful T.V. interviewer.
The crime of the century by Kingsley Amis ( Book )
20 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and Finnish and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
Serialized in a British newspaper in 1975, this edition of Amis's whodunit benefits from an introduction by the master satirist himself. The plot involves the murders of young women in London and the special committee set up to coordinate investigations with the police, when even Scotland Yard's most famous detectives fail to catch the killer. The professional sleuths, therefore, consult with an odd assortment of amateurs: Chris Dane, crime novelist; Benedict Royal, an intellectual rock star; Sir Neil Costello, QC; members of Parliament; and psychiatrists, including Marcus Varga, who's flakier than his patients. As the murders continue, so does Amis keep adding ingenious red herrings while playing fair by planting clues for readers sharp enough to spot them. The solution, however, will strike most mystery buffs as tops in the art of literary legerdemain. An alternate denouement, submitted by one of the newspaper's subscribers, closes the book and emphasizes just how foxy the author is.
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Amis, Kingsley, 1922-1995
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Amis, William Kingsley 1992-1995
Ėmis, Kingsli, 1922-1995
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Markham, Robert, 1922-1995
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