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Amis, Kingsley

Works: 304 works in 3,495 publications in 14 languages and 68,826 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Poetry  Biographies  Romance fiction  Humorous poetry  Literature  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer, Dedicatee, Creator, Compiler, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PR6001.M6, 823.914
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Lucky Jim : a novel by Kingsley Amis( Book )

427 editions published between 1953 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 5,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1954, this book is a hilarious satire of British university life. It is a young man's book, in fact a book of two young men. They are not exactly angry young men, but they are extremely irritable. College friends with similar backgrounds, they graduated from both Oxford University and World War II to find themselves in an England in terminal decline. It has lost overseas possessions that had once been its pride, and the people in charge are snobs and incompetents. Worst of all, no one seems to appreciate the young men's genius: neither the women they meet not the publishers to whom they send their works. "Lucky Jim" Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of the new red brick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons as long as Jim can keep in with eccentric Professor Welch, survive a madrigal-singing weekend, deliver a lecture on 'Merrie England' and resist Christine, the hopelessly desirable girlfriend of Welch's awful son, Bertrand. Here the reader is lead through a gallery of English bores, cranks, frauds, and neurotics with whom Jim must contend in order to hold on to his cushy academic perch and win the girl of his fancy
The old devils : a novel by Kingsley Amis( Book )

70 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,097 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 )

82 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,863 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 )

118 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,786 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]
The New Oxford book of light verse by Kingsley Amis( Book )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,767 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
Take a girl like you by Kingsley Amis( Book )

170 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,509 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 )

64 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alternative history novel set in a world in which the Protestant Reformation never took place. Of all the choristers at the Cathedral Basilica of St George, he is the angel - the one whose voice could only have been made in heaven. Hubert is a nice, rather timid ten-year-old boy. It stands to reason that Hubert's glorious voice must be preserved at all costs. So castration is clearly the only answer
Ending up by Kingsley Amis( Book )

63 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,451 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 )

82 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 1,400 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
Jake's thing by Kingsley Amis( Book )

69 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,399 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
What became of Jane Austen? : and other questions by Kingsley Amis( Book )

40 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

74 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this hilarious, inspiring and provocative series of essays, Kingsley Amis introduces readers to the wonders and value of science fiction writing. From the brillant ideas but sexless science of Jules Verne to the power of H.G. Well's terrifying story-telling; from the brillance of bad science fiction writing to the potency of their important ideas; from a portrait of the average SF reader to Amis's sad prediction that this genre will never make it in film or television, new maps of hell is a warm and witty exploration of a world many readers may be yet to discover." --Back cover
The folks that live on the hill : a novel by Kingsley Amis( Book )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Caldecote, former librarian, finds retirement anything but restful. He expected the freedoms of age and of the 1980s. Instead, he gets something like bondage: responsibility for everyone he knows -- his grown children, his brother, even worse his sister, who arrives to keep house. How can Harry mount his amorous adventures with time and privacy shorn away? Yet desire and duty, love and loyalty, are opposite sides of the same coin
Girl, 20 by Kingsley Amis( Book )

91 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kingsley Amis, along with being the funniest English writer of his generation was a great chronicler of the fads and absurdities of his age, and Girl, 20 is a delightfully incisive dissection of the flower-power phase of the 1960s. Amis's antihero, Sir Roy Vandervane, a conductor and composer who bears more than a passing resemblance to Leonard Bernstein, is a pillar of the establishment whohas fallen hard for protest, bellbottoms, and the electric guitar. And since vain Sir Vandervane is a great success, he is also free to pursue his greatest failing: a taste for younger and younger women. Highborn hippie Sylvia (not, in fact, twenty) is his latest infatuation and a threat to his whole family, from his drama-queen wife, Kitty, to Penny, his long-suffering daughter. All this is recounted by Douglas Yandell, a music critic with his own love problems, who finds that he too has a part in this story of botched artistry, bumbling celebrity, and scheming family, in a time that for all its high-minded talk is as low and dishonest as any other
The Russian girl by Kingsley Amis( Book )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,266 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
Science fiction : a collection of critical essays by Mark Rose( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted science fiction writers discuss many aspects of one of literature's newest genres
Stanley and the women by Kingsley Amis( Book )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attractive, prosperous and happily remarried, Stanley Duke leads a life that is positively enviable--that is, until it becomes apparent that his teenage son, Steve, is going mad. It isn't that Steve suddenly tears up a copy of Bellow's Herzog, or cranks his stereo to ear-shattering levels...that's normal. It's his pursuit by cosmic forces that concerns his father. Stanley's confrontation with his son's madness give Amis the opportunity to pull off a comic masterpiece
Collected poems, 1944-1979 by Kingsley Amis( Book )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 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"--
I like it here by Kingsley Amis( Book )

90 editions published between 1958 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,168 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 )

99 editions published between 1855 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chic socialite cruises like a predator on the prowl. She marks an easy target... John Aneuris Lewis, an assistant librarian, who seems an uncomplicated conquest. But Lewis is both more and less than he appears. Beneath this family-man facade lurks a poet, wit and visionary...also a budding lecher, for we soon find Lewis peering down the front of the socialite's dress. No wonder he has that uncertain feeling...he's looking into a bottomless pit!
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Lucky Jim : a novel
The old devils : a novelThe Green ManOne fat EnglishmanThe New Oxford book of light verseTake a girl like youThe alterationEnding upThe Anti-Death League
Alternative Names

controlled identityMarkham, Robert, 1922-1995

controlled identityTanner, William, 1922-1995

Amis, K. (Kingsley)

Amis Kingsley

Amis, Kingsley 1922-1995

Amis Kingsley William

Amis, Kingsley William 1922-1995

Amis Sir Kingsley

Amisas Kingsley'is

Eimisas Kingslis

Eimisŭ, K'ingsŭlli

Ėmis, Kingsli

Ėmis, Kingsli 1922-1995

Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis anglický spisovatel, básník, kritik a učitel

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 escritor y crítico literario inglés

Kingsley Amis novel·lista, poeta, crític i professor anglès

Kingsley Amis scrittore, poeta e critico letterario britannico

Kingsli Ejmis

Kingslijs Emiss

K'ingsŭlli Eimisŭ

Markham, Robert.

Markham Robert 1922-1995

Markham, Robert, pseud.

Robert Markham 1922-1995

Tanner, William 1922-1995

Tanner, William (Bill), pseud.

Tanner, William, pseud.

Кингсли Еймис

Кінгслі Эміс

Кінґслі Еміс

Кінґслі Еміс англійський письменник, поет та критик

Эмис, Кингсли

Эмис, Кингсли 1922-1995

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קינגסלי אמיס

קינגסלי אמיס סופר בריטי

إيمس، كنغزلي

كنغزلي إيمس

كينجسلى اميس

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



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