Paperback $19.99 - Penguin UK
Fiction - Published: 2/Jul/2012 - ISBN: 9780241956847
'His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as a mausoleum. During the night, too, he'd somehow been on a cross-country run and then been expertly beaten up by secret police. He felt bad.'
Jix Dixon has a terrible job at a second-rate university. His life is full of things he could happily do without: the tedious and ridiculous Professor Welch, a neurotic and unstable girlfriend, Margaret, burnt sheets, medieval recorder music and over-enthusiastic students. If he can just deliver a lecture on 'Merrie England', a moderately successful career surely awaits him. But without luck, life is never simple . . .
A hilarious satire on the British educational establishment, Lucky Jim is a book for anyone who has been a student, anyone who has been to university and anyone who has come to hate a job they have to keep.
'It has always made me laugh out loud . . . a flawless comic novel' Helen Dunmore, The Times
'A seminal campus novel' David Lodge
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