Lucky Jim Author:Kingsley Amis The young British writer Kingsley Amis has written a marvelously funny novel describing, through one young adventurer in particular, and attempt of England's postwar generation to break from that country's traditional class structure. When it appeared in Englan, Lucky Jim provoked a heated contraversy in which everyone took sides. Somerset Mau... more »gham began his highly critical review in the London Sunday Times:"I am told that today rather more than sixty percent of the men who go to the universities go on a Government grant. This is a new class that has entered upon the scene. It is the whit-collar proletariat. Mr Kingsley Amis is so talented, his observation so keen, that you cannot fail to be convinced that the young men he so brilliantly describes truly represent the class with which his novel is concerned."
"A highly unusual first novel by a young English writer who i endowed with, and in control of, more than his share of talent, humor, and human sympathy." -- The New Yorker« less