Lucky Jim (1954) by Kingsley Amis


Critical Assessment "Mr. Amis has successfully accomplished at first shot the rare feat of creating a genuinely comic yet credible character. Dixon is a young lecturer at a northern university, determined to stand on his own feet, who finds that in so doing he is unable to avoid treading on the toes of many of the people around him. Mr. Amis shows him off sympathetically as well as humorously, and his account of the various incidents that cause Dixon's academic career to be a short but not glorious one makes most enjoyable reading. . . . "The style of Lucky Jim [...]