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Amis, Kingsley

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Lucky Jim : a novel by Kingsley Amis( Book )

386 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 5,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Englishman embarks on a humorous crusade against traditional class structures
The old devils : a novel by Kingsley Amis( Book )

62 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,101 WorldCat member 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 Green Man by Kingsley Amis( Book )

78 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,883 WorldCat member 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
The New Oxford book of light verse by Kingsley Amis( Book )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 250 poems of light English verse including satire, nonsense verse, epigrams, and limericks by 80 authors from Shakespeare to modern times
One fat Englishman by Kingsley Amis( Book )

107 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Micheldene, an English publisher, is on the loose in the U.S. He spends an October week shuttling between New York and Budweiser College in Pennsylvania. This exercises all his British appetites...snobbery, gluttony, anger, sloth and lust. But Amis roasts Americans as well and serves us familiar dishes, though in a piquant sauce: the precocious undergraduate author of a far-out novel, an earnest young priest, and an alcoholic literary agents nymphomaniacal wife. "They are all presented with glee and gusto and the keenest wit, but it is Roger Micheldene--at once a prototype of the insufferable Englishman and an individual with sufficient humor to win our sneaking sympathy--who dominates a supremely entertaining comedy of bad manners." [Publisher's Source]
Take a girl like you by Kingsley Amis( Book )

146 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty year old Jenny Bunn is supernally beautiful and stubbornly chaste, which is why Patrick Standish, an arrogant schoolmaster, wants her so much. This novel about a northern girl who moves south, wants to fit in and yet wants to preserve her principles, challenges our assumptions about the battle of the sexes and classes in Britain
The alteration by Kingsley Amis( Book )

58 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,479 WorldCat member 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?
Ending up by Kingsley Amis( Book )

55 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of geriatrics uneasily co-exists in a run down cottage and the tranquility of their "golden years" is undermined by practical jokes
Jake's thing by Kingsley Amis( Book )

62 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,401 WorldCat member 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
The Anti-Death League by Kingsley Amis( Book )

75 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,399 WorldCat member 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 folks that live on the hill : a novel by Kingsley Amis( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harry Caldecote is the most charming man you'll ever meet, a convivial academic who devotes his life to others. He is on call when his alcoholic niece falls into strange hands, when his brother threatens to emulate Wordsworth, when his son's lesbian lodger is beaten up by her girlfriend. He endures misplaced seductions, swindles and aggressive dogs just to keep the peace at the King's pub in Shepherd's Hill. But when the Adams' Institute of Cultural and Commercial History in America offers him the opportunity to do 'whatever he wanted to do' in a picturesque lakeside town, he faces a choice between freedom or responsibility - and whether to take charge of his own life."
What became of Jane Austen? : and other questions by Kingsley Amis( Book )

31 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian girl by Kingsley Amis( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,356 WorldCat member 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
New maps of hell; a survey of science fiction by Kingsley Amis( Book )

72 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this hilarious, inspiring and provocative series of essays, Kingsley Amis introduces every reader to the wonders and value of science fiction writing. From the extraordinary ideas but sexless science of Jules Verne to the power of H.G. Wells's terrifying storytelling
Girl, 20 by Kingsley Amis( Book )

82 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An incisive dissection of the flower-power phase of the 1960's. A conductor and composer who bears more than a passing resemblance to Leonard Bernstein is a pillar of the establishment who has fallen hard for protest, bellbottoms, and the electric guitar
Stanley and the women by Kingsley Amis( Book )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As if it weren't terrible enough, Stanley finds himself beset on all sides by women - neurotic, half-baked, critical or just plain capricious. As one by one they gnaw away at his composure, Stanley wonders whether insanity is not something with which all women are intimately acquainted
I like it here by Kingsley Amis( Book )

88 editions published between 1958 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic novel about a family transported from London to Portugal where their worst dreams are realized
That uncertain feeling by Kingsley Amis( Book )

92 editions published between 1855 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competition is stiff for the position of sub-librarian in Aberdarcy Library. For John Lewis, the situation is complicated by the attentions of daunting and desirable village socialite, Elizabeth Gruffyd-Williams, who is married to a member of the local Council. Pursuing an affair with her whilst keeping his job prospects alive is John's predicament, as he finds himself running down Welsh country lanes at midnight in a wig and dress, resisting the advances of local drunks and suffering the long speeches of a 'nut-faced' clergyman.At times tenderly satirical and at times riotously slap-stick, Amis sends up an array of rural stereotypes in this story about a man who doesn't know what he wants.'This made me laugh even more than his first book.' John Betjeman 'One of the best of Britain's post-war novelists . . . a remarkable writer.' Independent
I want it now by Kingsley Amis( Book )

67 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fame, money and repeated sex are the three ambitions of Ronnie Appleyard, a successful TV interviewer
Collected poems, 1944-1979 by Kingsley Amis( Book )

37 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kingsley Amis's poetry tackles all the grimly humorous subjects he tackled in his novels lust, lost love, booze, money and the lack of it, old age, death and does so with immense formal poise. A master of both traditional and unconventional meters with a perfect ear for parody, Amis wrote satires, epigrams, and rueful songs of love and loss that are remarkable not only for their virtuosity and humor but for their scabrous realism. It all adds up to a small, entirely individual, and memorably bracing body of work. Amis writes: "Beauty, they tell me, is a dangerous thing, Whose touch will burn, but I'm asbestos, see?" We know he is anything but"--
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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.08 for Father and ... to 0.75 for Amis & son ...)

Lucky Jim : a novel
The old devils : a novelThe Green ManThe New Oxford book of light verseOne fat EnglishmanTake a girl like youThe alterationEnding upJake's thing
Alternative Names

controlled identityMarkham, Robert, 1922-1995

controlled identityTanner, William, 1922-1995

Amis Kingsley

Amis, Kingsley 1922-1995

Amis Kingsley William

Amis, Kingsley William 1922-1995

Eimisŭ, K'ingsŭlli

Ėmis, Kingsli

Ėmis, Kingsli 1922-1995

Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis britisk poet og skribent

Kingsley Amis Brits schrijver

Kingsley Amis brittisk poet och författare

Kingsley Amis écrivain britannique

Kingsley Amis englischer Schriftsteller

Kingsley Amis scrittore, poeta e critico letterario britannico

Kingslijs Emiss

K'ingsŭlli Eimisŭ

Markham, Robert.

Markham Robert 1922-1995

Markham, Robert, pseud.

Tanner, William (Bill), pseud.

Tanner, William, pseud.

Кінґслі Еміс

Кінґслі Еміс англійський письменник, поет та критик

Эмис, Кингсли

Эмис, Кингсли 1922-1995

קינגסלי אמיס

קינגסלי אמיס סופר בריטי

كينجسلي أميس

کینقزلی آمیس

کینگزلی آمیس نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی

കിങ്‍സ്‍ലി അമിസ്

에이미스, 킹슬리 1922-1995

킹슬리 에이미스

킹즐리 에이미스 영국의 소설가, 시인, 비평가

エイミス, キングズリー

エイミス, キングズリイ

エイミス, キングズレー



金斯利·艾米斯 英文小說家,詩人,評論家,老師

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