Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

Set sometime around 1950, Lucky Jim follows the exploits of the eponymous James (Jim) Dixon, a reluctant Medieval history lecturer at an unnamed provincial English university. Having made a bad first impression in the history department, he is concerned about being fired at the end of his first year, and seeks to hold his position by maintaining good relations with his superior, the tedious Professor Welch - an often absent-minded and unbearably pompous dilettante.

The 223rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 4th on The Greatest 20th Century Novels (Waterstone)
  2. - 18th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  3. - 35th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  4. - 48th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  5. - 65th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  6. - 67th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  7. - 70th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  8. - 82nd on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  9. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  10. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  11. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  12. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Lucky Jim (New York Review Books Classics) Paperback 58346 $6.69 $2.01 2012
Lucky Jim Hardcover 6944605 $400.00
Lucky Jim Hardcover 921165 $40.44 $6.09
Lucky Jim Paperback 733148 $0.75 $0.01 1992
Lucky Jim (New York Review Books Classics) Kindle Edition 31712 $8.97 2012
Lucky Jim (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 323330 $5.55 $0.73 2000
Lucky Jim Paperback 1987162 $14.99 1967
Lucky Jim Mass Market Paperback 565319 $10.00 $0.01 1976
Lucky Jim Paperback 1381719 $11.21 $0.01 2002
Lucky Jim (Penguin Decades) Kindle Edition 99473 $9.99 2010
Lucky Jim Hardcover 4785884 $37.98
Lucky Jim Hardcover 4868466 $655.81 $43.73
Lucky Jim Hardcover 3113591 $54.82 $30.99 1976
Lucky Jim Hardcover 4073410 $14.00
Lucky Jim Hardcover 5225608 $2.78 1990