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Amis, Kingsley

Overview
Works: 308 works in 493 publications in 4 languages and 3,247 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  History  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Handbooks and manuals  Satire  Science fiction  Ghost stories  Parodies, imitations, etc  Black humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PR6001.M6, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kingsley Amis
The Egyptologists by Kingsley Amis( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biographer's moustache by Kingsley Amis( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om en gammel, selvglad forfatter, som bliver genstand for en opadstræbende journalists forsøg på at trænge ind i hans livs krinkelkroge
The golden age of science fiction by Kingsley Amis( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories in this anthology, which includes most of the greater names of science fiction, come from the years 1949-1962
Spectrum; a science fiction anthology( )

in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Amis story anthology : a personal choice of short stories by Kingsley Amis( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green man by Kingsley Amis( Recording )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ghost appears in an English medieval coaching inn that has been converted into a class-A restaurant
A Kingsley Amis omnibus by Kingsley Amis( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ending up by Kingsley Amis( Recording )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Tuppenny-hapenny Cottage, five elderly people live together in rancorous disharmony. Adela Bastable bosses the house, as her brother Bernard passes his days thinking up malicious schemes against the baby-talking Marigold and secret drinker Shorty, while kindly George lies bedridden upstairs. The mismatched quintet keep their spirits alive by bickering and waiting for grandchildren to visit at Christmas. But the festive season does not herald goodwill to all at Tuppenny-hapenny Cottage. Disaster and chaos, it seems, are just around the corner. A wickedly funny black comedy of the indignities of old age
The biographer's moustache by Kingsley Amis( Recording )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon Scott-Thompson, a struggling hack, has been commissioned to write the biography of veteran novelist Jimmie Fane. It is a task which proves to be fraught with extraordinary and unforseen difficulties
The alteration by Kingsley Amis( Recording )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the choristers at the Cathedral Basilica of St George, he is the angel. Hubert is a nice, rather timid 10-year-old boy. It stands to reason that Hubert's glorious voice must be preserved at all costs. So castration is the only answer
An arts policy? by Kingsley Amis( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The King's English by Kingsley Amis( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modestly presented as a volume "in which some modern linguistic problems are discussed and perhaps settled," Amis's usage guide is a worthy companion to his revered Fowler's. The King's English is distinctly British, but never mind: it is sensational. And unlike many of his countrymen, Amis is decidedly pro-American, even admitting a "bias towards American modes of expression as likely to seem the livelier and ... smarter alternative." In a world populated by usage mavens too willingly to waffle, Amis is refreshingly unequivocal. On the expression meaningful dialogue? It "looks and sounds unbearably pompous. Nevertheless one would not wish to be deprived of a phrase that so unerringly points out its user as a humourless ninny." To cross one's 7's, he says, "is either gross affectation or, these days, straightforward ignorance." And the frequently misused word viable, he claims, "should be dropped altogether ... simply because it has taken the fancy of every trendy little twit on the look-out for a posh word for feasible, practicable." Forget Amis's protestations of being unfit for the position of language arbiter; after all, as he says, "the defence of the language is too large a matter to be left to the properly qualified."
You can't do both by Kingsley Amis( Recording )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Davies always believed that he could have the best of both worlds until he is forced to make a commitment
The Darkwater Hall mystery by Kingsley Amis( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La moustache du biographe : roman by Kingsley Amis( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une satire du monde des privilèges, des clubs, des grandes demeures ducales et des rêves que cet univers absurde, voire burlesque, fait naître chez les littéraires ambitieux
Dou kou nian hua by Ai mi si( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in Chinese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odin tolstyĭ anglichanin by Kingsley Amis( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Russian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een zelfgenoegzame Engelsman getuigt tijdens een reis door de Verenigde Staten steeds van zijn minachting voor de Amerikanen en raakt hierdoor in allerlei onaangename situaties verzeild
Bring the jubilee by Ward Moore( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trapped in 1877, a historian writes an account of an alternate history of America in which the South won the Civil War. Living in this alternate timeline, he was determined to change events at Gettysburg. When he's offered the chance to return to that fateful turning point his actions change history as he knows it, leaving him in an all too familiar past
Spectrum by Kingsley Amis( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The biographer's moustache
Languages
English (148)

Chinese (3)

French (1)

Russian (1)

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Making cocoa for Kingsley AmisContemporary literary criticism. Volume 129