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Amis, Kingsley

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Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis( Book )

364 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,897 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 )

58 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,100 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 New Oxford book of light verse by Kingsley Amis( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 1,917 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
The Green man by Kingsley Amis( Book )

70 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,864 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
One fat Englishman by Kingsley Amis( Book )

98 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero of "One Fat Englishman," a literary publisher and lapsed Catholic escaped from the pages of Graham Greene to the campus of Budweiser College in provincial Pennsylvania, is philandering, drunken, bigoted, and very very fat, not to mention in a state of continuous spluttering rage against everything, not least his own overgrown self. In America, Roger Micheldene must deal with not so obliging suburban housewives, aspiring Jewish novelists who as good as clean his clock, stray deer, bad cigars, children who beat him at Scrabble ("It was no wonder that people were horrible when they started life as children"), and America itself, while making ever-more desperate and humiliating overtures to Helen, a Scandinavian ice queen. If only Roger would dare to show some real feeling of his own
Take a girl like you by Kingsley Amis( Book )

141 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,457 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
Jake's thing by Kingsley Amis( Book )

59 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,443 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 alteration by Kingsley Amis( Book )

52 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,438 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?
The folks that live on the hill : a novel by Kingsley Amis( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,438 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." --abebooks.com
Ending up by Kingsley Amis( Book )

50 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,432 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
The Anti-Death League by Kingsley Amis( Book )

68 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,416 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 Russian girl by Kingsley Amis( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,409 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
What became of Jane Austen? And other questions by Kingsley Amis( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New maps of hell; a survey of science fiction by Kingsley Amis( Book )

69 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley and the women by Kingsley Amis( Book )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,275 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
Girl, 20 by Kingsley Amis( Book )

76 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,224 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
I like it here by Kingsley Amis( Book )

85 editions published between 1958 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,223 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 )

87 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,120 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
Difficulties with girls : a novel by Kingsley Amis( Book )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-seven-year-old Patrick Standish is unusually susceptible to temptation with other women, though his wife Jenny does not deserve the insult of his sporting ways
I want it now by Kingsley Amis( Book )

59 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fame, money and repeated sex are the three ambitions of Ronnie Appleyard, a successful TV interviewer
 
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Lucky Jim
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 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

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

کینگزلی آمیس نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی

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

キングズリー・エイミス

金斯利·艾米斯

Languages
English (1,493)

French (26)

Danish (12)

Dutch (9)

German (8)

Polish (7)

Spanish (7)

Russian (4)

Italian (2)

Korean (1)

Norwegian (1)

Covers
The old devils : a novelThe New Oxford book of light verseThe Green manOne fat EnglishmanTake a girl like youJake's thingThe alterationThe folks that live on the hill : a novel