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Amis, Kingsley

Overview
Works: 191 works in 2,361 publications in 11 languages and 59,695 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Humorous fiction  Musical fiction  Interviews  Satire 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer, Dedicatee, Compiler, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR6001.M6, 823.914
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Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis( Book )
259 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,411 libraries worldwide
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 New Oxford book of light verse by Kingsley Amis( Book )
23 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 1,923 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 )
68 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,870 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 old devils : a novel by Kingsley Amis( Book )
35 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,808 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
One fat Englishman by Kingsley Amis( Book )
97 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,736 libraries worldwide
Een zelfgenoegzame Engelsman getuigt tijdens een reis door de Verenigde Staten telkenmale van zijn minachting voor de Amerikanen en raakt hierdoor in allerlei onaangename situaties verzeild
Jake's thing by Kingsley Amis( Book )
59 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,447 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 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 1,446 libraries worldwide
Mild-mannered Harry Caldecote, a retired librarian, is determined to protect his time and privacy, but the sense of responsibility for an assortment of extended family members and friends leads to a life of adventure
Ending up by Kingsley Amis( Book )
50 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,436 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 Russian girl by Kingsley Amis( Book )
28 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 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
The Anti-Death League by Kingsley Amis( Book )
69 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,416 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
What became of Jane Austen? And other questions by Kingsley Amis( Book )
29 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,399 libraries worldwide
The alteration by Kingsley Amis( Book )
37 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,315 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?
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 1,310 libraries worldwide
Take a girl like you by Kingsley Amis( Book )
95 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,309 libraries worldwide
"Kingsley Amis's most ambitious reckoning with his central theme--the degradation of modern life--Take a Girl Like You also introduces one of the rare unqualified good guys in Amis's rogue-ridden world: Jenny Bunn, a girl from the North English country has come south to teach school in a small smug town where she hopes to find love and fortune. Jenny is independent, likable, optimistic, openhearted, intelligent, and exceedingly good-looking, but the men who flock around her are all too willing to overlook her virtues in the hopes of getting her in the sack. But then Jenny, though no prude, is set on remaining a virgin until marriage. Jenny's fundamental, unshakeable decency and her determination to live life on her own terms--though she is surrounded with a host of brilliantly rendered schemers and fools, male and female, but chiefly male--are in the forefront of Amis's novel"--
Stanley and the women by Kingsley Amis( Book )
35 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,284 libraries worldwide
Girl, 20 by Kingsley Amis( Book )
76 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,225 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 1,225 libraries worldwide
Garnet Bowen, the author of one obscure book and a disconsolate husband, father and son-in-law, gets an offer that requires travel to Portugal
That uncertain feeling by Kingsley Amis( Book )
87 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
Difficulties with girls : a novel by Kingsley Amis( Book )
33 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,116 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 )
58 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,108 libraries worldwide
Fame, money and repeated sex are the three ambitions of Ronnie Appleyard, a successful TV interviewer
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Markham, Robert, 1922-1995

controlled identity Tanner, 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 (1,276)
French (23)
Danish (11)
German (7)
Polish (6)
Spanish (6)
Dutch (5)
Russian (4)
Italian (2)
Korean (1)
Norwegian (1)
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