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Kingsley Amis is generally considered one of the "angry young men" of the 1950s. He was born in London in 1922 and educated at the City of London School. He received a degree in English language and literature from St. John's College, Oxford, in 1947. Until 1961 Amis lectured in English at University College, Swansea, and for the following two years at Cambridge. In 1947 Amis published his first collection of poems, Bright November. Frame of Mind followed in 1953 and Poems: Fantasy Portraits in 1954. His first novel, Lucky Jim (1954), established his reputation as a writer. He followed with That Uncertain Feeling (1956), and I Like It Here (1958). A longtime James Bond devotee, Amis wrote a James Bond adventure after the death of Ian Fleming in 1964. Amis's study of the famous spy was titled The James Bond Dossier (1965). Amis received the Booker Prize for the Old Devils (1986). Amis's later works include Memoirs (1990), and The King's English, a collection of essays on the craft of writing well. Amis was knighted in 1990. He died in 1995. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Lucky Jim 5,371 copies, 140 reviews
The Old Devils 1,232 copies, 21 reviews
The Green Man 826 copies, 19 reviews
The Alteration 601 copies, 16 reviews
Take a Girl Like You 469 copies, 9 reviews
One Fat Englishman 399 copies, 6 reviews
Jake's Thing 390 copies, 6 reviews
James Bond 007: Colonel Sun 390 copies, 8 reviews
The Anti-Death League 332 copies, 6 reviews
Girl, 20 324 copies, 10 reviews
Stanley and the Women 291 copies, 5 reviews
New maps of hell 277 copies, 6 reviews
Ending Up 250 copies, 5 reviews
Difficulties with Girls 231 copies, 1 review
Memoirs 218 copies, 1 review
The New Oxford Book of English Light Verse (Editor) 205 copies, 4 reviews
The Riverside Villas Murder 196 copies, 3 reviews
The Russian Girl 178 copies, 2 reviews
The Folks That Live on the Hill 172 copies, 1 review
That Uncertain Feeling 167 copies, 5 reviews
I Like It Here 158 copies, 1 review
I Want it Now 158 copies, 3 reviews
The Biographer's Moustache 144 copies, 2 reviews
The James Bond Dossier 130 copies, 3 reviews
You Can't Do Both 122 copies, 2 reviews
Spectrum 5 (Editor) 113 copies, 2 reviews
The Crime of the Century 111 copies, 2 reviews
Spectrum 3 (Editor) 107 copies, 2 reviews
Spectrum (Editor; Editor) 106 copies, 2 reviews
Spectrum 4 (Editor; Contributor) 105 copies, 2 reviews
Five-Odd 104 copies, 2 reviews
Spectrum 2 (Editor) 104 copies, 1 review
The Egyptologists 81 copies, 1 review
Collected Short Stories 73 copies, 1 review
On Drink (Author) 65 copies, 2 reviews
The Faber Popular Reciter (Editor) 60 copies
Every Day Drinking 40 copies, 3 reviews
Lucky Jim and The Rachel Papers (Author) 18 copies, 1 review
The Great British songbook (Editor) 11 copies
Take A Girl Like You [1970 film] (Screenwriter) 4 copies
Hemingway In Space 3 copies, 1 review
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (Introduction, some editions) 6,286 copies, 159 reviews
Erewhon (Afterword, some editions) 1,933 copies, 33 reviews
Bring the Jubilee (Introduction, some editions) 780 copies, 19 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 406 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (Contributor) 384 copies, 1 review
Best of Modern Humor (Contributor) 270 copies, 3 reviews
The New Poetry (Contributor) 253 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (Contributor, some editions) 245 copies, 3 reviews
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (Contributor) 212 copies, 2 reviews
British Poetry Since 1945 (Contributor, some editions) 155 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (Contributor) 119 copies, 4 reviews
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Contributor) 108 copies, 3 reviews
The State of the Language [1990] (Contributor) 85 copies, 1 review
Science Fiction: The Future (Contributor) 77 copies, 1 review
The State of the Language [1980] (Contributor) 77 copies, 1 review
Best SF: 1971 (Contributor) 75 copies
The Best of British SF 2 (Contributor) 50 copies
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 (Contributor) 44 copies
Best SF: 1973 (Contributor) 38 copies, 2 reviews
The Lucifer Society (Foreword, some editions; Contributor) 34 copies, 1 review
The Young Oxford Book of Nightmares (Contributor) 18 copies, 1 review
Rejser i tid og rum : en bog om science fiction (Author, some editions) 12 copies, 1 review
Selected Stories (Editor) 11 copies
Armchair Horror Collection (Contributor) 6 copies
The Green Man [1990 TV series] (Original book) 2 copies
Lucky Jim [1957 film] (Original book) 2 copies
Haunted: The Ferryman [1974 TV movie] (Original Story) 2 copies

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