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Amis, Kingsley

Works: 182 works in 737 publications in 8 languages and 28,049 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Black humor  Satire 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Performer, Other, Compiler, Creator
Classifications: PR6001.M6, 823.914
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The New Oxford book of light verse by Kingsley Amis( Book )
30 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,908 libraries worldwide
Over 250 poems of light English verse including satire, nonsense verse, epigrams, and limericks by 80 authors from Shakespeare to modern times
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 1,404 libraries worldwide
New maps of hell; a survey of science fiction by Kingsley Amis( Book )
71 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,326 libraries worldwide
Rudyard Kipling and his world by Kingsley Amis( Book )
13 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
The crime of the century by Kingsley Amis( Book )
27 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and held by 1,046 libraries worldwide
Serialized in a British newspaper in 1975, this edition of Amis's whodunit benefits from an introduction by the master satirist himself. The plot involves the murders of young women in London and the special committee set up to coordinate investigations with the police, when even Scotland Yard's most famous detectives fail to catch the killer. The professional sleuths, therefore, consult with an odd assortment of amateurs: Chris Dane, crime novelist; Benedict Royal, an intellectual rock star; Sir Neil Costello, QC; members of Parliament; and psychiatrists, including Marcus Varga, who's flakier than his patients. As the murders continue, so does Amis keep adding ingenious red herrings while playing fair by planting clues for readers sharp enough to spot them. The solution, however, will strike most mystery buffs as tops in the art of literary legerdemain. An alternate denouement, submitted by one of the newspaper's subscribers, closes the book and emphasizes just how foxy the author is
The folks that live on the hill : a novel by Kingsley Amis( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 997 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
The Russian girl by Kingsley Amis( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 956 libraries worldwide
In Dr. Richard Vaisey, a fellow at London's Institute of Slavonic Studies, pomposity wrestles integrity for dominance. The balance wavers in the presence of his wife, a woman with the social skills of Genghis Khan. Then Vaisey meets Anna, a Russian poetess with more charm than talent. A request that he endorse her work for political -- and romantic -- ends puts his virtue to the test
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis( Book )
35 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 928 libraries worldwide
A young Englishman embarks on a humorous crusade against traditional class structures
Ending up by Kingsley Amis( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 832 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
I like it here by Kingsley Amis( Book )
9 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in English and held by 782 libraries worldwide
Garnet Bowen didn't really want to go abroad, but is convinced that he needs to go to Portugal to establish the identity of the author of a manuscript which claimed to be by the elusive and long-silent Wulfstan Strether
One fat Englishman by Kingsley Amis( Book )
8 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and held by 764 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. This comic masterpiece'about the 1950s crashing drunkenly into the consumerist 1960s and a final scion of a disintegrating Old World empire encountering its upstart New World offspring'is one of Kingsley Amis's greatest and most caustic performances
Difficulties with girls : a novel by Kingsley Amis( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 668 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
Girl, 20 by Kingsley Amis( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 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
A look round the estate: poems 1957-1967 by Kingsley Amis( Book )
29 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
The Riverside Villas murder by Kingsley Amis( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Peter Furneaux, aged 14, was beginning to be very interested in sex. Little did he know it could be so deadly. Evoking with unnerving accuracy the shabbily genteel England of the thirties, Kingsley Amis unfolds his clever, comic and chilling story of marital duplicity, sexual discovery and murder, most upleasant
The James Bond dossier by Kingsley Amis( Book )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
Probes the secret of the secret agent James Bond's success, peruses all thirteen thrillers in which he has appeared, and swings out at the critics of the late Ian Fleming
The letters of Kingsley Amis by Kingsley Amis( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
The Faber popular reciter by Kingsley Amis( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Gunga Din by Rudyard Kipling( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
An illustrated edition of the classic poem, in which a British soldier recalls his experiences in the army in India and pays homage to the courage of the Indian water carrier Gunga Din
The Amis collection : selected non-fiction, 1954-1990 by Kingsley Amis( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Bundeling van essays en recensies over uiteenlopende onderwerpen, met name poëzie en woordenboeken
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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
Кінґслі Еміс
Эмис, Кингсли
Эмис, Кингсли 1922-1995
קינגסלי אמיס
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
English (315)
French (16)
German (1)
Danish (1)
Russian (1)
Spanish (1)
Korean (1)
Norwegian (1)
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