Skip to Content
Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim

Amis, Kingsley

'Lucky Jim' is the tale of university lecturer Jim Dixon who has to navigate the stumbling blocks of life at a red brick university, as he attempts to climb the social ladder to a moderately successful future

Book. English. General.
Published London: Penguin, 2012
from 4 users

Available at Eltham Library.

  • Eltham Library – One available in GENERAL

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    38028022382227 GENERAL Adult Fiction Available


Statement of responsibility: Kingsley Amis
ISBN: 0241956846, 9780241956847
Note: Originally published: London: Gollancz, 1954.
Physical Description: 264 p. ; 18 cm.
Series: Penguin essentials
Subject: College teachers Fiction.
Series Title: Penguin essentials.

Author note

Kingsley Amis was born in London in 1922, educated at City of London School and St John's College, Oxford, and worked for a time as a university lecturer. Following the publication ofLucky Jimin 1954 he wrote over twenty novels, includingThe Alteration(1976),The Old Devils(1986), winner of the Booker Prize, andThe Biographer's Moustache(1995), which was to be his last book. He published a variety of other work, writing about politics, education, language, films, restaurants and drink. Kingsley Amis received a knighthood in 1990, and died in October 1995.


A brilliant and preposterously funny book
Guardian||It has always made me laugh out loud . . . a flawless comic novel'
The Times||A seminal campus novel