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Books by Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis (1922-1995) was a popular and prolific British novelist, poet, and critic, widely regarded as one of the greatest satirical writers of the twentieth century. Born in suburban South London, the only child of a clerk in the office of the mustard-maker Colman's, he went to the City of London School on the Thames before winning an English scholarship to St. John's College, Oxford, where he began a lifelong friendship with fellow student Philip Larkin. Following service in the British Army's Royal Corps of Signals during World War II, he completed his degree and joined the faculty at the University College of Swansea in Wales. "Lucky Jim," his first novel, appeared in 1954 to great acclaim and won a Somerset Maugham Award. Amis spent a year as a visiting fellow in the creative writing department of Princeton University and in 1961 became a fellow at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, but resigned the position two years later, lamenting the incompatibility of writing and teaching ("I found myself fit for nothing much more exacting than playing the gramophone after three supervisions a day"). Ultimately he published twenty-four novels, including science fiction and a James Bond sequel; more than a dozen collections of poetry, short stories, and literary criticism; restaurant reviews and three books about drinking; political pamphlets and a memoir; and more. Amis received the Booker Prize for his novel "The Old Devils" in 1986 and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990. He had three children, among them the novelist Martin Amis, with his first wife, Hilary Anne Bardwell, from whom he was divorced in 1965. After his second, eighteen-year marriage to the novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard ended in 1983, he lived in a London house with his first wife and her third husband. Michael Dirda is a longtime book columnist for "The Washington Post" and the author, most recently, of "Classics for Pleasure" and the 2012 Edgar Award-winning "On Conan Doyle."
Take a Girl Like You By Kingsley Amis
Take a Girl Like Youby Kingsley Amis
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The King's English By Kingsley Amis
The King's Englishby Kingsley Amis
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$17.19
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The Russian Girl By Kingsley Amis
The Russian Girlby Kingsley Amis
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$20.89
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Jake's Thing By Kingsley Amis
Jake's Thingby Kingsley Amis
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$17.49
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The New Oxford Book of Light Verse By Kingsley Amis
The New Oxford Book of Light Verseby Kingsley Amis
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$15.49
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The Faber Popular Reciter By Kingsley Amis
The Faber Popular Reciterby Kingsley Amis
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$13.69
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Rudyard Kipling and His World By Kingsley Amis
Rudyard Kipling and His Worldby Kingsley Amis
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$30.99
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Memoirs By Kingsley Amis
Memoirsby Kingsley Amis
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Collected Short Stories By Kingsley Amis
Collected Short Storiesby Kingsley Amis
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Take a Girl Like You By Kingsley Amis
Take a Girl Like Youby Kingsley Amis
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$11.99
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The King's English By Kingsley Amis
The King's Englishby Kingsley Amis
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$15.49
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Lucky Jim By Kingsley Amis
Lucky Jimby Kingsley Amis
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Spectrum By Kingsley Amis
Spectrumby Kingsley Amis
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Girl, 20 By Kingsley Amis
Girl, 20by Kingsley Amis
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Lucky Jim By Kingsley Amis
Lucky Jimby Kingsley Amis
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The Egyptologists By Kingsley Amis
The Egyptologistsby Kingsley Amis
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The Old Devils By Kingsley Amis
The Old Devilsby Kingsley Amis
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Everyday Drinking By Kingsley Amis
Everyday Drinkingby Kingsley Amis
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Complete Stories By Kingsley Amis
Complete Storiesby Kingsley Amis
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Girl, 20 By Kingsley Amis
Girl, 20by Kingsley Amis
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The Folks That Live on the Hill By Kingsley Amis
The Folks That Live on the Hillby Kingsley Amis
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That Uncertain Feeling By Kingsley Amis
That Uncertain Feelingby Kingsley Amis
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The Golden Age of Science Fiction By Kingsley Amis
The Golden Age of Science Fictionby Kingsley Amis
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Ending Up By Kingsley Amis
Ending Upby Kingsley Amis
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Spectrum By Kingsley Amis
Spectrumby Kingsley Amis
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Lucky Jim By Kingsley Amis
Lucky Jimby Kingsley Amis
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The King's English By Kingsley Amis
The King's Englishby Kingsley Amis
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Great British Song Book By Kingsley Amis
Great British Song Bookby Kingsley Amis
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The Letters of Kingsley Amis By Kingsley Amis
The Letters of Kingsley Amisby Kingsley Amis
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The Riverside Villas Murder By Kingsley Amis
The Riverside Villas Murderby Kingsley Amis
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You Can't Do Both By Kingsley Amis
You Can't Do Bothby Kingsley Amis
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Stanley and the Women By Kingsley Amis
Stanley and the Womenby Kingsley Amis
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Spectrum By Kingsley Amis
Spectrumby Kingsley Amis
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Jake's Thing By Kingsley Amis
Jake's Thingby Kingsley Amis
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The Amis Anthology By Kingsley Amis
The Amis Anthologyby Kingsley Amis
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The Pleasure of Poetry By Kingsley Amis
The Pleasure of Poetryby Kingsley Amis
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Collected Poems 1944-1979 By Kingsley Amis
Collected Poems 1944-1979by Kingsley Amis
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Ending up By Kingsley Amis
Ending upby Kingsley Amis
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Ending up By Kingsley Amis
Ending upby Kingsley Amis
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Spectrum By Kingsley Amis
Spectrumby Kingsley Amis
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The Alteration By Kingsley Amis
The Alterationby Kingsley Amis
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Dear Illusion By Kingsley Amis
Dear Illusionby Kingsley Amis
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Stanley and the Women By Kingsley Amis
Stanley and the Womenby Kingsley Amis
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The Great British Song Book By Kingsley Amis
The Great British Song Bookby Kingsley Amis
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Amis Anthology By Kingsley Amis
Amis Anthologyby Kingsley Amis
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Harold's Years By Kingsley Amis
Harold's Yearsby Kingsley Amis
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My Enemy's Enemy By Kingsley Amis
My Enemy's Enemyby Kingsley Amis
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