Kingsley Amis

Lucky Jim

originally published:
London : Gollancz

We offered this copy of the first American edition, with a dustwrapper illustration by Edward Gorey, in our Catalog 84.


  • Burgess 99(1954)
  • First Book(1954)
  • Somerset Maugham Award(1955)
  • Time Magazine 100 Novels(1954)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 4/16/1922
died: 10/22/1995
born as: Kingsley William Amis

Novelist, poet, critic, and teacher who created in his first novel, Lucky Jim (1954; film, 1957), a comic figure who became a household word in Great Britain in the 1950s. Amis was generally grouped among the angry young men, though he denied the affiliation. He was the father of writer Martin Amis.


We offered this uncorrected proof of the first American edition in 2003.