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Girl, 20

Amis, Kingsley

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ISBN 10: 0151356904 / ISBN 13: 9780151356904
Published by Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich, 1972
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New York. 1972. Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich. 1st American Edition. A Few Brown Spots On Side Edge, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 253 pages. hardcover. Kingsley Amis was born in South London in 1922 and was educated at the City of London School and at St Johnís College, Oxford, of which he is an Honorary Fellow. Between 1949 and 1963 he taught at the University College of Swansea, Princeton University and Peterhouse, Cambridge. He started his career as a poet and has continued to write in that medium ever since. His novels include LUCKY JIM (1954). TAKE A GIRL LIKE YOU (1960), THE ANTI-DEATH LEAGUE (1966), ENDING UP (1974), THE ALTERATION (1976), JAKEíS THING (1978) and STANLEY AND THE WOMEN (1984). His novel, THE OLD DEVILS, won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1986. Among his other publications are NEW MAPS OF HELL, a survey of science fiction (1960), RUDYARD KIPLING AND HIS WORLD (1975) and THE GOLDEN AGE OF SCIENCE FICTION (1981). He published his COLLECTED POEMS in 1979, and has also edited THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF LIGHT VERSE and THE FABER POPULAR RECITER. Kingsley Amis was awarded the CBE in 1981. 0151356904. keywords: 41902. inventory # 18668. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Life in London means glamour, fashion, finance and art. Consider then an aging conductor, husband in an unsatisfactory marriage, father to an unhappy brood. When a young woman responds to his overtures, he breaks the marriage and bursts the family. .alas, everyone loses in this drama, for nothing puts people together again. Kingsley Amis is one of England's finest men of letters. A Few Brown Spots On Side Edge, Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 18668

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Title: Girl, 20

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Life in London means glamour, fashion, finance and art. Consider then an aging conductor, husband in an unsatisfactory marriage, father to an unhappy brood. When a young woman responds to his overtures, he breaks the marriage and bursts the family...alas, everyone loses in this drama, for nothing puts people together again.

Kingsley Amis is one of England's finest men of letters.

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